MHG52913 - The Fairy Stone - Bottacks
A cup marked stone with as many as 250 cups covering its upper surface.
Type and Period (1)
- CUP MARKED STONE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
Situated at NH 4876 6042 beside an old hill road is a large boulder 4m x 2m x 0.7m with its upper surface, sloping SW side and E edge covered by at least 145 cup marks. Some are sharply defined, the majority quite weathered. A number of cups may have formed 'dumb-bells' but they are too obscure for definite identification. Mr Stewart (Info from Mr Stewart, Duran, Bottacks) knows the stone as 'The Fairy Stone'; the name Clach Pollach or Thollach is not known locally, and no other cup-marked stone can be located in area.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (J B) 16 November 1976
This stone was formerly described under MHG7775. <1>
The Fairy Stone at Bottacks has as many as 250 cups on it. Of particular interest in the decorative scheme is a pennanular ring groove connecting a number of cups together.<2><3>
The stone was visited and photographed by D Scott in 2002. <4>
- <1> Verbal Communication: Tilbury, S. Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer.
- <2> Text/Correspondence: Wombell, J. 09/2009. Email correspondence and photographs from John Wombell regarding cup marked stone at Rogie. Yes. Digital.
- <3> Text/Correspondence: Wombell, J. 03/2010. Email from John Wombell regarding Fleuchlady cup marked rock. Yes. Digital.
- <4> Image/Photograph(s): Scott, D. 2002. Photograph of The Fairy Stone, Bottacks: view from the west. Colour digital. Yes. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 4876 6042 (10m by 10m) (Approximate)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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