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Nybster, B

Cup Marked Stone (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Site Name Nybster, B

Classification Cup Marked Stone (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 9308

Site Number ND36SE 10

NGR ND 36900 63800

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND36SE 10 369 638.

A cupmarked stone, which was found in a field near Nybster, now stands in front of John Nicolson's house at Nybster. It is an oblong flag measuring 1'7" by 1'4". The original surface has flaked off the stone, removing several of the cup-marks; five however, still remain visible. They are placed near together and measure from 1 1/4" to 2 1/2" in diameter. Some were connected in pairs by shallow grooves, still visible in two cases.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 5th July 1910.

This cup-marked stone has been lost (Mr Sutherland {Grandson of J Nicolson} Halfway House, Nybster, Wick, Caithness). It is not among the collection in the old school building at Nybster.

Visited by OS (R D) 10 September 1965.

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