MHG41549 - Cup marked stone, Chambered Cairn, Mulchaich

Summary

A cup marked stone, forming part of the peristalith or kerb at Mulchaich Chambered Cairn.

Type and Period (1)

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

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Full Description

Alcaig Manse (A S Henshall 1963). This cairn, of uncertain type, is overgrown and considerably robbed. It is c.55 ft. diam. With a now rather intermittent peristalith of heavy boulders of which one on SE segment has about 15 cups, one of these being 7" across and 2 ins deep. <1>

An illustration of the cup marked stone that forms part of the kerb of the chambered cairn was forwarded to the HER in November 2010. <2>

The chambered cairn was surveyed in April 2011 using plane tables by members of the North of Scotland Archaeological Society. The position of the cup marked stone is shown on the survey plan, linked to this record. <3> <4>


<1> Henshall, A S, 1963, The chambered tombs of Scotland, Volume 1, 333, ROS 1; plan 335, fig. 70 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG357.


<2> Wombell, J, 2009-10, Illustrations of cup marked stones, CMS257 (Image/Illustration). SHG25051.


<3> Marshall, M, 2011, A Project to Identify, Survey and Record Archaeological Remains at Mulchaich Farm, Ferintosh, Ross-shire (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG25446.


<4> Marshall, M, 2011, A Project to Identify, Survey and Record Archaeological Remains at Mulchaich Farm, Ferintosh, Ross-shire (Collection/Project Archive). SHG25447.

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Map

Location

Grid reference NH 5766 5679 (point) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH55NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URQUHART AND LOGIE WESTER

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