Cup-Marked Stone (lost): OS Grid Reference – NO 0617 2328
Archaeology & History
First highlighted on the 1933 OS-map of the area, it was located alongside the old fence-line but no carving here has been seen here since then. A small boulder and a number of other stones can be found along the line of fencing, but none seem to be possessed of petroglyphs and apart from it being shown on the old maps, I can find no reference or description of it. Some researchers have wondered if the carving was mistakenly marked at this spot by surveyors who confused it with some others more than 500 yards to the southeast (described by Fred Coles in 1903), but this would seem an unlikely error to have been made. It may have been destroyed.
- Coles, Fred, “Notices of …(4) of Some Hitherto Undescribed Cup-and-ring-marked Stones…” in Proceedings Society Antiquaries Scotland, volume 37, 1903.
Acknowledgements: Many thanks for use of the Ordnance Survey map in this site profile, reproduced with the kind permission of the National Library of Scotland.
© Paul Bennett, The Northern Antiquarian