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Whitehill

Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric), Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Whitehill

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric), Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 44538

Site Number NS57SW 35

NGR NS 513 740

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/44538

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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 35 513 740

See also NS57SW 6, NS57SW 7, NS57SW 16, NS57SW 31, NS57SW 32, NS57SW 34, NS57SW 37, NS57SW 38, NS57SW 42, NS57SW 45, NS57SW 48, NS57SW 70.

A much weathered cup and two complete rings, slightly oval, 17 by 15cm and less than 1/2 cm deep, are carved on an area of smooth gritstone at ground level, 3m by 3m of which was uncovered in 1975. The carving is barely discernable even when wet in low evening sun. The rock lies 55m SW of NS57SW 31 and was found by J M Stables in 1971. Between it and NS57SW 31 there are several cup-marked rocks

R W B Morris 1971; R W B Morris 1981.

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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