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Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Site Name Cairnholy

Classification Cup Marked Rock (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Cairnholy 8; Cairn Holy; Kirkdale

Canmore ID 77510

Site Number NX55SW 62

NGR NX 5161 5471

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 62 5161 5471

Small exposed outcrop a few metres S of a pile of stones. Two plain cups. Weathered.

L Schilders, 1992.

On an exposed area of rock, measuring 1.2m N to S by 0.3m transversely, on the edge of a scarp about 110m NE of cup and-ring markings at NX 5155 5463 (NX55SW 29), and 90m S of the cup and-ring marked slab at NX 5161 5480 (NX55SW 30), there are two plain cups, 150mm apart, the larger measuring 35mm in diameter and 10mm in depth.

(Cree94 307)

Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 28 April 1994

Van Hoek notes 'two plain cups on rather steep west slope. Weathered.'

M A M van Hoek 1995


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