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Cup And Ring Marked Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Barholm

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Barholm 2

Canmore ID 63718

Site Number NX55SW 21

NGR NX 5205 5299

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

NX55SW 21 5206 5299.

NX 521 530. Cup-and-ring marked stone, Barholm. Corner stone of dyke 6yds. SE of old farm house. Stone 2'4" x 1'6" x 11". Cup and two rings, 5 1/2" diameter, cup and one ring, and cup.

I F MacLeod and R W B Morris 1969

Located at NX 5206 5299.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RD) 14 March 1972

The squared stone block bearing these markings is built into the corner of a dyke about 35m NW of the NW corner of Barholm Castle. The face set towards the NE, which measures 0.7m by 0.45m has a cup and-two-rings, a cup and-one-ring and a single cup as described by MacLeod and Morris. The markings are all faint and the stone is now obscured by ivy.

(Cree94 89)

Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 23 February 1994

This stone is described and illustrated by van Hoek, who identifies 'one solo cup and a small dot; two cups with one and two rings (14cm in diameter); from the latter ring runs a looped groove enclosing a cup and a small dot. Naddair's interpretation of this stone is slightly different: his illustrations show a further four cups and another cup with one ring.

M A M van Hoek 1995, K Naddair 1995.


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