MHG6774 - Laggan Hill

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Type and Period (1)

  • CUP MARKED STONE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH92NE 4 centred 9995 2595.
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Access and interpretation information - See Assoc. Docs. File
J Aitken : 15/3/04
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Site visited and photographed by John Halliday, 30/09/03. Highland Archaeology Challenge. See assoc. docs. File.
J Aikten : 20/01/04.
See sketch in Ass. Docs.
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On a hill on the farm of Laggan, is a huge mass of mica schist most earth fast. The top is flattish 12 - 14ft across and contains 53 cup-marks.
A Mitchell and J Drummond 1875.

On the ridge extending SW from Laggan Hill there are 2 cup marked boulders and 6 rock outcrops with cup-marks. Centred NH 9995 2595
A:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 4.5m by c. 2.0m containing at least 30 cup marks.
B:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 1.5m by c. 1.4m containing at least 4 cup marks.
C:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 1.4m by c. 1.0m containing at least 5 cups.
D:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 0.6m by c. 0.3m containing 1 cup mark.
E:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c 1.6m by c. 0.7m containing 2 cup marks.
NH 9995 2585
F:- Flat rock outcrop measuring c. 1.3m by c. 0.7m containing at least 20 cup marks.
NH 9993 2607
G:- A boulder measuring c. 2.8m in length, c. 2.0m in width and c. 1.6m high. The E face of the boulder is flat and contains at least 43 cup marks. This may be the stone mentioned by Mitchell and Drummond (1875).
NH 9994 2640
H:- A boulder measuring c. 1.9m in length, c. 1.3m in width and c. 0.4m high. The top is flat and contains 9 cup marks.
Surveyed at 1/2500
Visited by OS (R L) 16 September 1966.

Large outcrop with over 100 cupmarks on 8 individual slabs/exposed surfaces. <1>


Mitchell, A and Drummond, J, 1874, Vacation notes in Cromar, Burghead, and Strathspey. Including notice of one of the supposed burial-places of St Columba, 643 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1803.


<1> Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), 2012, Digital site gazetteer and archive for ARCH Community Timeline Project: Boat of Garten, Site 20 (Collection/Project Archive). SHG25666.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 9994 2595 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH92NE
Civil Parish CROMDALE, INVERALLAN AND ADVIE
Geographical Area BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

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