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Dun Creagach 1

Cup Marked Stone (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Site Name Dun Creagach 1

Classification Cup Marked Stone (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 5649

Site Number NC63SW 5

NGR NC 60065 34648

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Farr
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC63SW 5 6012 3466.

At NC 6012 3466 is a cup-marked boulder. The face inclined to the SW measures 1.7m by 1.5m and has about 65 cup marks upon it, some of which appear to be cojoined. The boulder is situated 30.0m from a hut circle (NC63SW 2).

Surveyed at 1:10,560.

Visited by OS (J B) 28 March 1977.

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Note (1 September 2020)

Date Fieldwork Started: 01/09/2020

Compiled by: NOSAS

Location Notes: The panel lies on the W facing slope of a low knoll on the SE side of Loch Naver and the NW slopes of Ben Klebreck. A small unnamed burn lies about 50m to the SSW. The higher ground of the knoll is bracken covered but the panel lies in rough grass, heather and intermittent bracken. The panel is one of many boulders scattered across the slope. To the NW (c.25m) there is a degraded hut circle, visible as a scatter of boulders with the NW arc now below the turf. Dun Creagach 3 lies about 70m to the N and Dun Creagach 2 (Canmore 5650, ScRAP 2523) lies about 200m to the N. There is other archaeology in the area, more hut circles, Dun Creagach broch and Klibreck, a multiperiod settlement with a chapel site, a standing stone and a cross incised stone.

Panel Notes: This is a roughly triangular slab measuring 2 x 1.6m and set into the SW facing slope. There is a single deep fissure running NNW-SSE across the N end of the slab, and the 97 cupmarks are scattered randomly across the surface. Some of the cups appear to be conjoined, and others are joined by grooves. On the S corner of the slab there are several sharp-edged hollows. On the N vertical face there are 3 grooves, 2 shallow and 1 deeper, which do not appear to be associated with any cups. The stone is heavily covered with lichen and moss and heather covered the edges of the slab.

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