MHG11369 - Cup Marked Stone, Learable Hill
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Type and Period (1)
- CUP MARKED STONE (Undated)
NC82SE 2 8948 2400.
(NC 8948 2400) Cup-marked Stone (NR)
OS 6"map, (1962)
A cup-marked, earth-fast boulder of schist with a flat upper surface exposed for an area of 7' by 3'4". The cup-marks, well-defined and measuring about 3 1/2" in diameter by 1 1/2" deep, occur in two groups, one at the SW end of the stone consisting of twelve orthodox cup-marks and an elongated marking and the other group near the middle of the stone consisting of seven small cup-marks and two elongated markings. The three elongated markings measure 6" to 7" in length and may be due to weathering combining pairs of round cup-marks.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (W D J) 29 May 1961
No change to previous reports.
Visited by OS (J B) 23 December 1976
This cup-marked stone lies some 30m SSW of a cairn (NC82SE 3), immediately within the head-dyke of Learable township (NC82se20). There are at least 16 plain cup-marks on its upper face (2m in length by 1.4m in breadth) and they measure up to 100mm in diameter and 40mm in depth. Visited by RCAHMS (PJD) 6 June 1991.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1911. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland. . 134, No. 383.
- --- Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Cowley, D.C., Dixon, P.J. and Ritchie, J.N.G.. 1993. Strath of Kildonan: an archaeological survey. RCAHMS. . Paper and Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 8948 2400 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM1803 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/6709 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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