MHG2964 - Cup Marked Stone, Milton of Clava


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  • CUP MARKED STONE (Undated)

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Some cupmarked stones have been found during trenching operations around the farm-house of Milton of Clava. One of the stones, of soft yellow sandstone is 3 feet 2 inches long and 2 feet 3 inches broad and shows about thirty cups. Some of the cups are associated with curvilinear channels.
Another stone, discovered in the same diggings is of the same yellow sandstone, but is a fragment of a larger one, being 1 foot 4 1/2 inches by 10 inches and 4 inches thick. It contains two unusually well-formed cups, enclosed by an irregular shallow groove, and numerous small cuplets.
W Jolly 1882.

A stone, discovered in a pig-sty at the farm of Milton of Clava has cupmarks on both sides - on one side there are 16 cups, on the other 11. It is a small stone about 18 inches thick.
G Bain 1893.

Inquiries at Miltown of Clava failed to reveal any knowledge of these stones.
Visited by OS (W D J) 26 April 1962.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7536 4415 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH74SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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