MHG12719 - Cup & Ring marked stone, Lochan Hakel


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NC55SE 5 5699 5264.

(NC 5699 5264) Cup and Ring Stone (NR)
OS 6" map (1961)

A large earth-fast boulder whose flat upper surface bears thirty-four cup-marks of which eleven are surrounded by rings. Eight of the markings are well-defined and of these the clearest is 3ins. across by 1 1/4ins. deep with a ring 7ins. in diameter. Local tradition says the markings were made by the high heels of a fairy who lived nearby.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; J Horsburgh 1870

A large, weathered cup and ring marked rock as described.
Visited by OS (JLD) 22 April 1960

No change to RCAHMS report.
Visited by OS (JM) 11 October 1978

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Grid reference Centred NC 5699 5263 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC55SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish TONGUE

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