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Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Ballygowan

Classification Cup And Ring Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Ballygowan 7; Tayness

Canmore ID 76381

Site Number NR89NW 96

NGR NR 821 974

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilmartin
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR89NW 96 821 974

A number of cup and ring marks have been revealed on the SE face of a steeply sloping (35-40%) rocky knoll: panel A- 5 cups, three with a ring round them, one with two complete and a third, incomplete, ring. There was also a ring around it, containing one of the cups. Panel B - 19 cups, eight with one ring around them, three with tails. Panel C - 12 cups, two surrounded by a single ring. Panel D - 25 cups, two having one ring around them, two with tails, and nine of the smaller cups formed into a ring connected by a groove. There are other scattered cups all around this knoll.

K Naddair, F Brown, J Tindal and L Lees 1989; NMRS, MS/316.


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