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Type of record:Monument
Name:Cup marked stone, East Mulchaich


A cup marked stone found amongst clearance material at the north end of the township. The stone is still in situ.


Drawing of cup marked stone  © John Wombell, 2009
Grid Reference:NH 57996 56992
Map Sheet:NH55NE
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY

Monument Types

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG55077

Full description

During survey work in 2009 a cup marked stone was found amongst clearance material to the north of building 26, at on the north east side of the township. <1>

The stone comprises a broken yellow sandstone decorated slab measuring 84 cms x 69 cms x c30 cms and has 16, possibly 17 cups. The cups range in size from 11cm diameter and 3cm deep down to thimble size. There are two pecked grooves linking cups and one finely executed bridle. There is considerable "modern" damage by way of incised gouges, not easy to explain. The breaks may have happened in prehistory and be deliberate. A sketch plan of the stone is included in the above survey report and linked to this record. <2>

<1> Marshall, M, 2011, A Project to Identify, Survey and Record Archaeological Remains at Mulchaich Farm, Ferintosh, Ross-shire, p 11 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25446.

<2> Wombell, J, 2009-10, Illustrations of cup marked stones (Image/Illustration). SHG25051.

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EHG3582Recording and surveying project, Mulchaich Farm

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