MHG2650 - Cup Marked Stone, Urchany


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  • CUP MARKED STONE (Undated)

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Full Description

A well known cup-marked boulder, 6 1/2 by 6 by 3 feet, of hard dark grey mica-schist, stands earthfast about 6 yards from the door of the ruined gamekeeper's house of Urchany. The surface bears over 40 cup-marks,
some of which have been tampered with. Two of the cups are connected.
W Jolly 1882

As described above, this cup-marked boulder was located at NH 4479 4576. Approx. 40 cup-marks were seen; only about half this number were prominent, the remainder may have been caused by weathering and appeared as slight indentations on the surface of the boulder.
Visited by OS (R B) 7 July 1965

Jolly, W, 1882, On cup-marked stones in the neighbourhood of Inverness; with an appendix on cup-marked stones in the Western Islands, 358-9 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1317.

RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North-east Inverness, Inverness District, Highland Region, 15, No. 89 (Text/Report). SHG2673.

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Grid reference Centred NH 4478 4576 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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