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Posso Craig

Rock Carving(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Posso Craig

Classification Rock Carving(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Langhaugh

Canmore ID 49890

Site Number NT13SE 14

NGR NT 1972 3130

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Manor
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Tweeddale
  • Former County Peebles-shire

Archaeology Notes

NT13SE 14 1972 3130

NT 1980 3145. A carving on an earthfast stone over-looking Langhaugh; roughly V-shaped with a shorter groove cut along its main axis. A pommel-like element is set centrally 8cm from the open end of the V. A stone 3m to the S also has traces of carving.

I M Smith 1981.

On the ESE flank of Posso Craig, at the margin of an area of boulder-strewn ground and associated with what may be the denuded remains of a cairn, there is an earthfast boulder which has, on its upper face, the pecked and incised outline of a V-shaped figure with central bar and at the edge of the stone, a dumb-bell shaped hollow. A second stone, immediately downslope, bears the incised outline of a more complex figure consisting of a straight base-line and, above, a sinuous and arcing curved line, while between the two there is an oval ring symbol and an incomplete ring symbol which is cut by the edge of the stone. This second stone lies upslope from the wasted remains of a substantially formed stone wall (about 12m long and spread up to 2.2m thick) which encloses a small natural terrace: its date and function are unclear. Visited July 1981.

I M Smith 1990

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Visibility: Standing structure or monument.

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