MHG12660 - Cup Marked Stone, Grumbeg Graveyard

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Type and Period (1)

  • CUP MARKED STONE (Undated)

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Full Description

NC63NW 31 6346 3837.

(NC 6346 3837) Cup-marked Stone (NR). OS 6"map, (1964)

A cup-marked stone was found in the burial place of Grumbeg in September 1905. It was standing upright at head of a grave and protruded 6ins above ground. It is evidently a fragment of a larger slab and would appear to have been moved to its present position from elsewhere (Mackay 1906).
The stone of micaceous schist is triangular in shape, measuring 20ins by 18ins and 4ins thick, and bears three well-defined cup-marks about 3ins diameter and 1ins deep, and another less well defined marking towards the base (RCAHMS 1911).
The stone was located in 1961, and was laid face down in graveyard in 1971 (Information from Ms notes of A S Henshall, 11 August 1971).
A Mackay 1906; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited bu OS (W D J) 13 May 1961.

According to Mr MacLennan (Shepherd, Grumbeg, Strathnaver) this cup-marked stone was removed "some years ago" and placed in the museum at Bettyhill.
Visited by OS (N K B) 27 April 1977.


Mackay, A, 1906, 'Notes on a slab with incised cresentic design, stone mould for casting spear-heads, a cup-marked stone, holy-water stoup, and other antiquities in Strathnaver, Sutherlandshire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 40 1905-6, p.128-33, 130 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1190.


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, 86, Nos. 250-2 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 6345 3837 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC63NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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