MHG24821 - Cup marked stone, Bailemore, Sluggan


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Type and Period (1)

  • CUP MARKED STONE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Cup-marked boulders.
(A) This is at the grid ref. given (30 cup-marks)

HC Site visit record sheet:
Showed to Ann and Edwin Wakeling by Iain Bain 21/10/95.
On moderately steep slope on glacial terrace.
c.250m. OD Bearing to pylon 352 degrees - 124m, allowing for slope = 110m to wall. From 'rowan/pine tree rock' at village, bearing c. 256 degrees, c. 250m (not inter-visible)
Photos 9512/28/30/31/32
Sketch in Assoc. Docs.

(B) Earthfast erratic schist boulder - 37 cup-marks on top surface. 3.8m N-S; 1.5m E-W. 0.4m high (west / uphill side). 0.8m high (downhill / east side).

Recorded by Ann Wakeling 9/11/95. Located on her survey of Balnapoul settlement.

(C) Erratic schist boulder - 7 cup-marks on top surface. 2.2m NW-SE; 1.0m NE-SW. 0.8m high at E,. End. 0.6m high on S. side. W end adjoins field wall of small paddock beside 'house 2' on Balnapoul survey.

(D) Rock outcrop - schist. 21 cup-marks on southern third. 4.3m E-W. Approx 1.3m N-S (sloping off to ground on south). E end 1.3m high; W end ground level.

Between houses 1 and 2 on survey.

(E) Schist rock - 1 cup-mark.

Beside house 17 on survey.


Rev. W. Forsyth, In the Shadow of Cairngorm, p.46
Affleck Gray, Legends of the Cairngorms, p.129
Gillies Lobban, 'Notes by One Who First Saw the Light of Day at Milton of Kincardine, 1892', TGSI 55.

Further details from Ann Wakeling, Librarian, Aviemore Library.

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Grid reference Centred NH 9311 1436 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH91SW

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