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Whitehill

Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Whitehill

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 44534

Site Number NS57SW 31

NGR NS 5138 7403

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS57SW 31 5138 7403

See also NS57SW 6, NS57SW 7, NS57SW 16, NS57SW 32, NS57SW 34, NS57SW 35, NS57SW 37, NS57SW 38, NS57SW 42, NS57SW 45, NS57SW 48, NS57SW 70.

NS 5138 7403. (Visited by OS {J L D} 10 November 1966) A large horizontal outcrop bears at least 18 cup and ring marks, two with two rings, and 45 cup marks. Many are in mint condition and show pecking. Twenty-eight yards SW, an escarpment has 12 cup marks; 15 yds further SW are 7 more cup marks and traces of others. The OS field surveyor noted a faint ring on this stone but was of the opinion that the cups could be the result of weathering.

R W B Morris 1971; R W B Morris and D C Bailey 1967.

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

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