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Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Ballochmyle

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 43557

Site Number NS52NW 18

NGR NS 5107 2552

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Mauchline
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cumnock And Doon Valley
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS52NW 18 511 255.

Many cup-and-ring marks on face of cliff.

Information from R W B Morris, 5 November 1986

There are two large groups of cup-and-ring markings on a vertical sandstone rockface situated some 260m NE of Ballochmyle Viaduct.

Visited by RCAHMS (JBS) May 1987

By removing several feet of soil from the base of the corner that lies between the two main halves of this site a further 3 'trilithon-like' glyphs were revealed, to add to the large site total.

K Naddair 1989.


Field Visit (1987)

The Ballochmyle cup-and-ring markings were recorded by RCAHMS in early 1987 at the request of Historic Scotland. The drawing was undertaken by Ian Scott and John Stevenson and the photography by Geoffrey Quick. A short note describing the rockface was published by Jack Stevenson in 1994.


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