MHG8972 - Cup markings on a stone in a wall - Druim Mor, Swordale

Summary

A cup marked stone which has been incorporated into a field wall. In D Scotts 2012 survey of the area this stone in number two.

Type and Period (1)

  • CUP MARKED STONE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH56NE 18 576 659.

NH 576 659. Cup-marked Stone, Swordale: There are 24 cup-markings on exposed face of this slab which is now built into a field-wall. The slab measures 0.8m by 0.5m; the cup-markings measure up to 70 mm in diameter by 20 mm in depth.
RCAHMS 1979, visited 1978. <1>

The stone was photographed by a member of the Highland Regional Council in the 1980s. <2>

Cup-marked stone at NH 5764 6594 is as described above, situated at the wall base on the SW side.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (J B) 24 Feburary 1981.

The stone was photographed during a photographic survey of multiple cup mark stones at Druim Mor by L A Robertson, a member of the Highland Regional Council in August 1987. <3> <4> <5>

The stone was also photographed by R B Gourlay in 1987 as a part of the survey undertaken at that time. <6>

The stone was photographed by A Clark in 2010 whilst he was visiting the area to record the Druim Mor Chambered cairn. <7>

The stone was photographed again in 2012 as a part of D Scotts survey of all of the cup marked stones at Druim Mor. <8>


<1> RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 18, No. 135 (Text/Report). SHG2670.


<2> Highland Regional Council, 1980s, Cup-marks, boulder, Swordale (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG7136.


<3> Robertson, L A, 1987, Cup marks, boulder - stone in wall (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4682.


<4> Robertson, L A, 1987, Cup marks, boulder - stone in wall (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4681.


<5> Robertson, L A, 1987, Cup marks, boulder - stone in wall (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4683.


<6> Gourlay, R B, 1987, Cupmarks, Boulder - General view of stone in dyke (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4503.


<7> Clark, A, 2010, Highland HER Site Reporting Form: Druim Mór Chambered Cairn (Text/Record Form/Field Recording Form). SHG24801.


<8> Scott, D, 2012, Druim Mor Cupmarks: Swordale Hill, Evanton, Easter Ross (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG26176.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5764 6593 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH56NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILTEARN

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