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Johnstone, Craigston Wood

Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Johnstone, Craigston Wood

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 43233

Site Number NS46SW 9

NGR NS 4361 6168

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Paisley (Renfrew)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS46SW 9 4361 6168.

(NS 4361 6168) Cup & Ring marked Rock (NR)

OS 1:10000 map (1973)

A group of cup and ring marks are sculptured on a sandstone outcrop, about 9sq ft in size and sloping at an angle of about 30 degrees, situated in Craigston Wood, at about 280ft OD. The cups vary from 2 to 2 1/2ins in diameter, while the rings vary from 6 1/2ins to a maximum of 8 1/2ins in diameter.

J Kirkwood 1938

These five cup and ring marks are as illustrated by Kirkwood.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 25 November 1964

At this site there are 4 cups-and-one-ring, 3 with long wavy gutters running downhill from the cups, two lines parallel to one gutter, and two cups.

R W B Morris and D C Bailey 1967

Now much disfigured by graffiti.

Visited by RCAHMS (JBS) 18 April 1985


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