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Whitehill 6

Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Site Name Whitehill 6

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 44517

Site Number NS57SW 16

NGR NS 51171 73862

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Old Kilpatrick (Clydebank)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Clydebank
  • 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.

Activities

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

Note (23 March 2019)

Date Fieldwork Started: 23/03/2019

Compiled by: ScRAP

Location Notes: The panel is situated on a raised terrace on the S facing hillside on the edge of a steep bank in young deciduous woodland about 6m above a drainage ditch. The outcrop is flattish and flush with the ground, forming part of a larger sandstone outcrop with evidence of extensive quarrying. A small quarry hollow lies 4m to the E and the public path to Cochno Road lies about 20m to the E. The panel is located 4m directly above a 5-6m long narrow horizontal shaft penetrating into the hillside. Other carved panels at Whitehill 1 and 2 lie about 50m NE.

Panel Notes: The panel is roughly square and flat with wide fissures forming an X shape across the surface. At the centre of the X is a roughly square hole about 6cm , possibly an enhanced natural feature for quarrying or a fence post? The rock surface has numerous fine fissures and pittings. On the E side of the panel are 2 eroded cup and ring motifs, one cup with 4 rings and a possible raidal, and adjacent to this is a cup with 2 rings. There are also 2 cups, one with a short groove, and a third possible cup. There are some incised initials on the W side of the panel.

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