MHG4041 - Cup-marked stone, Gaodal, Rhu
Cup-marked stone at Gaodal in Rhu.
Type and Period (1)
- CUP MARKED STONE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)
- None recorded
One of the finest examples of cup-marked stones in the west of Scotland lies at a place called Gaoidal, near Arisaig House, on the bare summit of a ridge between the arm of the sea on the south called Loch-nan-Uagh, and an open valley to the north.
It is a prostrate flat slab of micha-schist measuring 5 x 4 x 1 1/2ft thick. It was found and sketched in 1881 by Jolly, and bore 82 cups, mostly averaging 2-3 inches in diameter, but some as much as 6".
W Jolly 1882.
NM 6686 8446. This cup-marked stone is as described by Jolly.
Surveyed at 1/10,000
Visited by OS (NKB) 19 May 1970
Gaoth Dail was surveyed in 2012 by Rough Bounds Archaeology et al and descends from 50 m above sea level to the shore for c.350m north to south and a maximum of 150 m east to west. It is surrounded by an extant dry stonewall with several substantial roofless buildings.
Site 2a; Cup marked stone <1>
Note; Site not visible on aerial photographs so location approximate. (T. Blackie 8/2/19)
- --- 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. 396-7; illust..
- --- SHG13431 Image/Photograph(s): Cup-Marked Stone, Goadal.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
- --- SHG13432 Image/Photograph(s): Bait Mortars.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
- --- SHG21370 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Alexander, D.. 1994. Arisaig, Lochaber District, Highland Region: Archaeological Survey. Centre for Field Archaeology, University of Edinburgh. 30/01/1994. Paper and Digital.
- <1> SHG27494 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Rough Bounds Archaeology. 2016. Walkover Survey - Rhu Peninsula. Rough Bounds Archaeology. Digital. p.12 Site 2a.
|Grid reference||Centred NM 6686 8446 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||ARISAIG AND MOIDART|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (2)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/22528 (View HES Canmore entry for this site)
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