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Castleton

Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Castleton

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Castleton 4

Canmore ID 46819

Site Number NS88NE 11

NGR NS 8552 8816

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish St Ninians
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS88NE 11 8552 8816.

NS 862 883. Cup and Ring marked Rock. Situated 160 yds NW of Castleton farm, 105 yds NW of wall, 50 yds NE of wall, on top of a rock ridge running NW-SE with cliff on SW, are 3 groups of markings, 5 yds apart. They are well-preserved and clear, and comprise 2 ellipses - four and three rings - with central cups, and 3 cups- and-three-rings.

R W B Morris 1969

NS 8552 8816: 4 cup and ring marks - and 2 ellipses with central cups. Otherwise as described.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (DWR) 8 February 1973

NS 855 881 A rock outcrop bearing ellipses with central cups and cup-marks surrounded by up to three rings.

RCAHMS 1979; R W B Morris 1969

About 7m SE of Castleton 4c is a single cup and one ring. 8cm in diameter on horizontal rock. It has been re-covered.

R Morris and M van Hoek 1986.

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