- Category: N/A
- Date Added: 21/12/1973
- Last Date Amended: 18/02/1993
- Type: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cupmarks or cup-and-ring marks and similar rock art
- Local Authority: Argyll And Bute
- Parish: Kilmartin
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NM 84387 1251
- Coordinates: 184387, 701251
The monument is a cup-marked rock situated on the E side of the Kilmartin to Oban road. The original scheduling has missed the rock by about 150m.
The rock is an exposed sheet of bedrock which has been decorated with pecked cup-marks in the Neolithic period. When originally scheduled at least 58 cupmarks were noted but an excavation in 1989 revealed more of the bedrock and a total of 326 cup-marks were found. Fifteen of the cups also have a pecked ring around them.
The area to be scheduled includes the cupmarked rock and an area around it within which traces of activity associated with its use may survive. It is a rectangle bounded by the field boundary on the NW measuring 50m NE-SW by 40m.
Statement of National Importance
The monument is of national importance as a cup-marked rock of the Neolithic period which has the potential to enhance our understanding of prehistoric ritual practices.
RCAHMS record the site as NM80SW 3.
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