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Broubster

Cup Marked Stone (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age), Farm Building (19th Century) - (20th Century), Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Broubster

Classification Cup Marked Stone (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age), Farm Building (19th Century) - (20th Century), Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 7706

Site Number ND05NW 20

NGR ND 04072 58792

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Reay
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND05NW 20 0407 5880.

(ND 041 588) A cup-marked sandstone boulder measuring 0.6m x 0.36m x 0.24m, with five deep cups on its upper surface.

L J Myatt 1977.

The cup-marked stone, as described by Myatt, is at ND 0407 5880 at the porch of a deserted croft.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (N K B) 17 December 1981.

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Note (28 July 2019)

Date Fieldwork Started: 28/07/2019

Compiled by: NOSAS

Location Notes: The site is at an abandoned croft house and which is presently very overgrown with nettles and long grass. The cup marked stone is lying among an area of abandoned wood, metal and tyres c.1m SW of the porch of the house and c.2m in front of the W wall. On the day of the visit the stone was hidden under grass and moss, this was replaced after the rock was photographed at the time of survey.

Panel Notes: The rock art panel is a block of sandstone 0.7m E-W by 0.4m and 0.3m high. It is not in its original position and may have been used in the original building of the croft house 100 plus years ago. However there is no mortar on the stone so it may have been found elsewhere and left beside the croft house. There are 5 large deep cups on the rock; it is possible that there is a groove between 2 of the cups.

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