MHG63103 - Cup marked stone - Dalreoich (1)


A cup marked stone at Dalreoich.

Type and Period (1)

  • CUP MARKED STONE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This panel was recorded as part of the ScRAP (Scotland’s Rock Art project) by members of NoSAS in September 2018.<1>

NGR adjusted based on 2021 vertical aerial photographs. The panel is in the bottom of the valley at the edge of the flat land where it begins to rise to the northeast. It is near the northeast corner of a field, in improved pasture, and near to a substantial stone built field drain. The land is open with clearance cairns and a few large boulders remaining. There is a second cup marked stone (Dalreoich 5) about 70m to the north in a private garden, and others (Dalreoich 2, 3 and 4) in the vicinity. There is evidence of Neolithic activity along the Strath, the nearest being two hut circles about 300m to the north.

The panel is an outcrop of garnet mica schist. The exposed area is roughly triangular, 3.9m in the longest dimension and 3.0m across. It rises about 2.0m above ground level at its highest point, where the main group of 6 cups is located on the narrow tip of the panel. The main carved surface slopes at about 10deg to the north and has at least 3 other less distinct cups. The is a single cup on a lower carved surface at the northwest of the outcrop. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5797 7662 (9m by 9m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH57NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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