MHG6882 - Cup marked stone, Little Urchany Wester
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Type and Period (1)
- CUP MARKED STONE (Undated)
- None recorded
NH84NE 8 869 487.
Part of a cup-marked stone was found about 1882 in the wall of a farm-building at Little Urchany Wester (? Area NH 869 487). The building, which had been built about 1812, had lately fallen.
The cup-marked fragment is of yellow sandstone and has been split and has part of its corner removed. It measures 2' 1" by 8 1/2" broad at one end and 7 1/2" at the other.
It bears 12 complete cups, 2" to 3 1/2" wide and from 1 3/8" to 1/2" deep, and two or three incomplete.
It was taken to Cawdor Castle (NH 8471 4987) for preservation.
W Jolly 1882.
According to local information, stones from the Clava-type ring-cairn (NH84NE 1) were used in the construction of farm-buildings at Wester Little Urchany. The cup-marked stone is still preserved at Cawdor Castle. Visited by OS (N K B) 21 January 1971.
This stone could originally have come from either of the ring cairns NH84NE 1 or 2. It is still at Cawdor Castle.
RCAHMS 1978, visited May 1978.
- --- SHG1317 Text/Publication/Article: Jolly, W. 1882. On cup-marked stones in the neighbourhood of Inverness; with an appendix on cup-marked stones in the Western Islands. Proc Soc Antiq Scot Volume 16. 300-401. 358; fig. 61.
- --- SHG2672 Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1978. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Nairn District, Highland Region. . 7, No. 6.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8680 4869 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15019 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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