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Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Whitehill

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 44537

Site Number NS57SW 34

NGR NS 5130 7398

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 34 5130 7398

See also NS57SW 6, NS57SW 7, NS57SW 16, NS57SW 31, NS57SW 32, NS57SW 35, NS57SW 37, NS57SW 38, NS57SW 42, NS57SW 45, NS57SW 48, NS57SW 70.

(NS 513 742) A convex rock outcrop with at least 4 cup- and-rings, 2 cups with at least one ring, and over 40 other cups. They lie on the footpath 200yds N of the cup-and-ring marks at Whitehill and are traffic-worn but still deep.

Information contained in letter from R W B Morris to OS, 14 October 1966

NS 5130 7398. Although worn down, this rock-face bears at least 6 positive cups, 4 of which have single concentric rings. The other cups reported above are small pittings, and appear to be natural.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (J L D) 10 November 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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