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Peace Stone, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NS 56413 99540 Also Known as: Canmore ID 44622 Gartrenich Malling Menteith 1 Getting Here The quickest way here is bedevilled with troublesome parking (and an unhelpful local at Malling Cottage).  That aside, roughly halfway … Continue reading

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Montalt, Dunning, Perthshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 06 13 Also Known as: Canmore ID 26675 Mount Alt Farm Archaeology & History This is a curious stone and may not be the type of ‘cup-marked’ rock we’re used to.  Maybe… It is presently … Continue reading

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Langside House, Cathcart, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone (removed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 5726 6128 Also Known as: Bluebell Woods Canmore ID 44291 Langside Stone Archaeology & History Amidst where now the busy city spreads on the south-side of Glasgow, there was once an excellent multi-ringed prehistoric … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Well, Portpatrick, Wigtownshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NX 0010 5412 Also Known as: Canmore ID 60610 Archaeology & History This long-lost  holy well was located on the southeast side of the town.  It was highlighted on the first OS-map in 1849, but … Continue reading

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Cow Keeper’s Field (1), Boulby, Easington, North Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NZ 7540 1922 Also Known as: BOU-5 (Brown & Chappell) Archaeology & History Inside the once prominent prehistoric tomb on the Cow Keeper’s Field, the northern antiquarians William Hornsby and John Laverick (1920) came across … Continue reading

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Cow Keeper’s Field (2), Boulby, Easington, North Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NZ 7540 1922 Also Known as: BOU-5 (Brown & Chappell) Archaeology & History Inside the once prominent prehistoric tumulus on the Cow Keeper’s Field (now destroyed), the northern antiquarians William Hornsby and John Laverick (1920) … Continue reading

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Cow Keepers Field, Boulby, Easington, North Yorkshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NZ 7540 1922 Also Known as: Boulby Barns Archaeology & History This prehistoric tomb was one in a cluster of tumuli in the Boulby district, uncovered by the northern antiquarians, William Hornsby and John Laverick … Continue reading

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Snowden Carr carving (610), Askwith, North Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 18105 51210 Getting Here From Otley, take the road north across the River Wharfe up and up, heading towards Askwith Moor.  As the moorland opens up ahead of you, at the crossroads turn … Continue reading

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Ringstone Carving, Torrisdale Bay, Farr, Sutherland

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NC 691 616  —  NEW FIND Getting Here Take the A836 road between Tongue and Bettyhill, turning down at Borgie Bridge for 1.8 miles (2.87km) until you reach the little information sign at the roadside. … Continue reading

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Coilsfield, Tarbolton, Ayrshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NS 4469 2624 Also Known as: Canmore ID 42713 King Coil’s Grave Stone Old King Cole’s Stone (Morris 1981) Archaeology & History This fascinating and very ornate prehistoric carving was found on the … Continue reading

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