MHG3562 - Cup Marked Stone - Tordarroch
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Type and Period (1)
- CUP MARKED STONE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
NH63SE 16 6790 3363.
A block of grey gneiss bearing fifty-eight cup marks some with connecting or radiating grooves, was discovered by Mr. Hugh Ross, teacher at Farr Public School. The stone lies flat, partly imbedded, in a knoll about 150 yards north of Tordarroch stone circle (NH63SE 3) and close to the footpath to Tordarroch Forest.
W Jolly 1882.
The stone described above was located on top of a knoll at NH 6790 3363. The stone measures 1.7m x 1.7m and is exposed to a height of 0.6m. on the west side.
Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (W D J) 10 October 1963.
Surveyed in 1989 as part of a survey of lands around Tardarroch, Daviot and Dunlichty to identify and map archaeological monuments threatened by the proposed afforestation scheme. See report. <1>
This stone, in an improved field, measures 1.5m square and 0.5m in height. On its surface there are four cups measuring up to 100mm in diameter and 25mm in depth. Numerous other surface irregularities may be of natural origin.
Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 5 November 1992.
- --- SHG1317 Text/Publication/Article: Jolly, W. 1882. On cup-marked stones in the neighbourhood of Inverness; with an appendix on cup-marked stones in the Western Islands. Proc Soc Antiq Scot Volume 16. 300-401. 345-6; fig. 49.
- --- SHG2676 Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1994. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Upper Strathnairn, Inverness: an archaeological survey: summary report. .
- <1> SHG2140 Text/Publication/Volume: Dr Stephen T Driscoll. 1989. Tordarroch Archaeological survey.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6789 3363 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM11558 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13196 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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