MHG2693 - Cup Marked Stone, Fuaranbuie


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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

A cup-marked stone, known locally as the "Nine-holed Stone' lies on the ridge near the farm of Fuaranbuie. It bears at least nine cups in a close group at one end of the stone, two pairs of which are united by grooves. They are carved on the surface of a bluish, fine-grained hard horneblende slab, lying flat on the ground and partly imbedded.
W Jolly 1882

This cup-marked stone,located in an arable field at NH 4665 39941, is still known locally as the 'Nine Holed Stone'. It measures 1.4 metres by 1.5metres by 0.3 metres high, and the nine cup marks very in size from 1 1/2" in diam. by 1/2" deep to 2" in diam. by 3/4" deep. No trace of any grooves joining any pair of cup-marks could be seen.
Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (R D) 14 December 1964

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Grid reference Centred NH 4664 3993 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH43NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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