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Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Claughreid

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Canmore ID 63690

Site Number NX55NW 7

NGR NX 5178 5600

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkmabreck
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX55NW 7 5178 5600.

NX 517 560. A stone circle is situated about 700' OD, about 1/3 mile NW of Claughreid. It consists of nine stones under 2' high, 9'4" apart forming a 30' diameter circle surrounding a boulder, probably an erratic, 5'5" by 3'8" by 2'1".

Small standing stones are in line at NX 518 558 and NX 518 558 and NX 519 557.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1912; I F MacLeod 1969

The stone circle at NX 5178 5600 is as described and planned. The standing stones in line were not located.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RD) 10 March 1972

NX 5178 5601. No change to previous report.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (TRG) 19 June 1977


Field Visit (2009)

NX 5176 5601 Claughreid 7 Just a few yards W and downslope from the small stone circle is an outcrop of fine

rock. One cup enclosed by three rings, with two cups in its outer ring; one cup enclosed by two rings, with one cup in its outer ring; one ring that encloses a cluster of at least five smaller cups; two cups each enclosed by one single ring; and 24 solo cup marks.

Funder: The Keltic Research Society

Kaledon Naddair, S Willett, M Hales and C Mackenzie


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