MHG12719 - Cup & Ring marked stone, Lochan Hakel

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  • CUP AND RING MARKED STONE (Undated)

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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


Horsburgh, J, 1870, 'Notes of cromlechs, duns, hut-circles, chambered cairns, and other remains, in the County of Sutherland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 7, 1866-8, pp 271-9, 277 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1182.


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, 187, No. 541 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

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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