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Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Whitehill

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 44517

Site Number NS57SW 16

NGR NS 5115 7386

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Old Kilpatrick (Bearsden And Milngavie)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Bearsden And Milngavie
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS57SW 16 5115 7386

See also NS57SW 6, NS57SW 7, NS57SW 31, NS57SW 32, NS57SW 34, NS57SW 35, NS57SW 37, NS57SW 38, NS57SW 42, NS57SW 45, NS57SW 48, NS57SW 70.

At NS 5115 7386 is a cup and ring marked rock (information from J G Scott, Kelvingrove Museum), partially covered with moss and heather, so that the whole surface could not be examined. There is a cup with 4 concentric circles 0.3m diameter, and another, a cup with two concentric circles, measuring 0.2m diameter, the two ring marks almost abutting each other. The markings are very much weathered.

Visited by OS (W M J) 28 June 1951.

These cup and ring marks are as described above. The rock also bears at least 3 other single cups.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R D) 24 August 1966.


Desk Based Assessment (2012)

CFA Archaeology Ltd undertook an assessment of the cultural heritage implications of the proposed route of a replacement overhead line (XF Route) from Neilston, Renfrewshire to Windyhill, East Dunbartonshire.

Although 109 cultural heritage features were identified by the desk-based assessment of the 250m buffer around the proposed route of the replacement XF overhead line, very few of these lie along the route of the line, or in immediate vicinity of the location of any of the towers.

The overhead line replacement project has been assessed against the cultural heritage baseline. Taking into account the construction methodology to be employed and agreed mitigation strategy, it is considered that the development conforms to Local and National Policy relating to the cultural heritage resource.

Funder: Iberdrola

CFA Archaeology Ltd


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