Glen Roy, 'Mass Stone'

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Alternative Names Cranachan Bridge; Cranachan Road
Canmore ID 23797
Site Number NN28SE 5
NGR NN 2952 8467
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District LOCHABER
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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NN28SE 5 2952 8467

Not to be confused with cross-incised rock and possible preaching site on Meall Doire (Maol Doire) at NN 2904 8129, for which see NN28SE 13.

NN 2952 8467. About 6' E of the road leading up Glen Roy, is a rock c. 1' high and 2' square. The figure of a communion cup is incised on the W face. Local informants state that this is a communion table used by the Roman Catholic population after the Jacobite Rebellions when the people of Glen Roy were made homeless by persecutions carried out by the Duke of Cumberland.
Visited by OS (J Skipworth) 23 June 1966.

Stone (NAT)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1971) .

This is a squarish-shaped stone with a level top known locally as the 'Mass Stone'. It is cemented into the ground and measures 55 cms by 60 cms and is about 40 cms high. A communion cup and host inscribed on its W face were inscribed about a hundred years ago in commemoration of its former use (Information from Ts of 'Glen Roy', Anon, undated).
Visited by OS (J M) 30 August 1974.

'Monument' scheduled as Incised stone, 190m NW of Cranachan Bridge.
Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 25 October 2001.

Charity SC026749