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


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>

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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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