MHG1661 - Cup Marked Stone, Nybster, B


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Type and Period (1)

  • CUP MARKED STONE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

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Full Description

NB probably recorded twice - check HAW 6/2003

Renumbered from ND36SE0009B
JHooper, 25/10/2002
ND36SE 10 369 638.

A cupmarked stone, which was found in a field near Nybster, now stands in front of John Nicolson's house at Nybster. It is an oblong flag measuring 1'7" by 1'4". The original surface has flaked off the stone, removing several of the cup-marks; five however, still remain visible. They are placed near together and measure from 1.25" to 2.5" in diameter. Some were connected in pairs by shallow grooves, still visible in two cases.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 5th July 1910.

This cup-marked stone has been lost (Mr Sutherland {Grandson of J Nicolson} Halfway House, Nybster, Wick, Caithness). It is not among the collection in the old school building at Nybster.
Visited by OS (R D) 10 September 1965.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3689 6380 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND36SE
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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