MHG7094 - Cup marked boulder, Camas Luinie


A cup marked boulder exhibiting around 70 cup marks.

Type and Period (1)

  • CUP MARKED STONE (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NG92NW 1 9449 2909.

At a place called Camaslunie there are two cup-marked boulders. On one of the stones are no less than fifty cups. <1>

Only one of these cupmarked stones was located at NG 9449 2909. It is a well-weathered granite boulder, measuring 1.9m x. 1.0m x 0.7m high, and bearing 70 cup marks. Towards the base of the stone are traces of grooving, probably natural, and certainly not the usual cup and ring markings.
Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 28 September 1966.

John Wombell, a local researcher, reports that the boulder is a fine grained mica schist and not granite as previously recorded. The grooving is entirely natural. The boulder is 50% covered in a fine green lichen that is well into the cups, making recording difficult. It is very finely decorated and the cups are generally well-preserved. The cups are mostly on the upper surface of the boulder facing SE, but unusually there are 2 or 3 cups low down on vertical surfaces facing SW and SE. A number of cups are "shelf cut". The boulder sits on a small spur on a generally SE facing hill slope. The boulder has been incorporated into the south side of a substantial sub rectangular/sub circular platform.
The second cup marked stone recorded in 1923 has also been located by Mr Wombell - see MHG53427. <2><3>

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Grid reference NG 94495 29097 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet NG92NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KINTAIL

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