MHG5351 - Balvraid

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Type and Period (1)

  • CUP MARKED STONE (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NG81NW 3 8496 1635.

(NG 8496 1635) Cup Marked Stone (NR)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1902)

A prostrate stone, over 6' long, is covered with cup-markings. Still in 'mint' condition.
J R Allen 1882; J Y Simpson 1868; Information in letter from J Gaylard to OS 5 January 1956.

Generally as described; cup marks are faint.
Surveyed at 1:2500 scale.
Visited by OS (R L) 3 October 1966.

There is a similar flat stone bearing two cup marks c. 20.0m E of the other, on the S side of the track.
Visited by OS (A A) 27 June 1974.


Simpson, J Y, 1868, 'On ancient sculpturings of cups and concentric rings, etc.', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 6 1864-6, p.1-147, appendix 59; pl. xiv, fig. 2 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1314.


Allen, J R, 1882, 'Notes on some undescribed stones with cup markings in Scotland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 16 1881-2, p.79-143, 121 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1208.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NG 8496 1634 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG81NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

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