MHG2681 - Cup marked stone, Culnakirk


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Type and Period (1)

  • CUP MARKED STONE (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

There is a cup-marked stone, imbedded in the ground about 58 yards west of'Clachmor' (NH 43 SE 2) There are 5 cups,all 2 1/2-3" in diameter, on its exposed level surface.
W Jolly 1882 <1>

Only two cup marks 2 1/2" to 3" in diameter can be seen on this stone at NH 49873107, which is deeply embedded in the ground and partly covered by turf.
Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (R D) 3 December 1964

This stone was not identified during a walkover survey in August 2008. It is possible that it has been moved in order to enable more direct access to the field through the gateway from the Culnakirk Roadway. <2>

Douglas Scott submitted photographs and information about this stone in April 2011: This recumbent cup marked stone measures around 2 metres by 1 metre and lies about 30 metres to the west of the large cup marked slab of Clachmore. The southern end of the stone was excavated in 2001, by archaeologist Graham Robbins, to see if it was a fallen standing stone. Although a small hollow was found, this was too shallow to function as a stone hole and it was concluded that the stone had never stood upright. <3>

Douglas Scott confirms that the stone has not, in fact, been moved. It is still located on the north corner of the driveway as depicted on Ordnance Survey mapping. <4>

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Grid reference NH 4986 3107 (point) Approximate. Moved to the location shown on OS Mastermap
Map sheet NH43SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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