Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset


Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Uppat

Classification Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 6520

Site Number NC80SE 16

NGR NC 878 020

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2024.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Digital Images

Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC80SE 16 878 020.

Preserved in Dunrobin Museum is an irregularly shaped slab of sandstone, measuring some 1ft 7ins by 1ft 4ins, on which appear three well-defined cup markings and one less distinct, with a diameter of about 2ins showing numerous dintinct tool-marks, and a number of smaller depressions about 3/4ins in diameter. On the left of the stone is a small group formed of one small central marking about 1/2ins in diameter, surrounded by six equidistant and almost contiguous marks, each of a similar diameter. The whole figure measures 1 3/4ins across. The stone was found at Uppat.

RCAHMS 1911.

The cup-marked stone is in Dunrobin Castle Museum; it is listed as having been found at the upper path near the junction with the carriage road to Uppat (NC 878 020). This may refer to Queens Drive, which is the only path to lead from the carriage drive to Uppat, but there is no local knowledge. There is an old quarry at the junction. Accession no: X112 Dunrobin Museum No.18 0.51m x 0.4m. x 0.11m thick.

Visited by OS (E G C) 7 April 1962; Information from TS of Catalogue

of Dunrobin Museum, by A S Henshall.


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions