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Cup And Ring Marked Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Glencorse

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Glencorse Church

Canmore ID 51869

Site Number NT26SW 18

NGR NT 2467 6261

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Glencorse
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT26SW 18 2467 6261

A fine cupmarked boulder lies in the churchyard of Glencorse Parish Church. It measures 0.91m by 0.74m and 0.34m in thickness and bears at least twenty-six cupmarks, ten of them with encircling ring-marks. The stone is reported to have been found on the hill above the old parish church (NT 2452 6303). There is said to have been a second cup-and-ring marked stone at the old parish church, but it is now lost.

RCAHMS 1929; R W B Morris 1969; J N G Ritchie and A Ritchie 1972; R W B Morris 1981; RCAHMS 1988.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS 3 February 1970 and 9 December 1975.


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