Site Type CUP AND RING MARKED ROCK (PREHISTORIC)
Canmore ID 43557
Site Number NS52NW 18
NGR NS 5107 2552
Council EAST AYRSHIRE
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY
Former County AYRSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
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|Notes and Activities|
NS52NW 18 511 255.
Many cup-and-ring marks on face of cliff.
Information from R W B Morris, 5 November 1986
There are two large groups of cup-and-ring markings on a vertical sandstone rockface situated some 260m NE of Ballochmyle Viaduct.
Visited by RCAHMS (JBS) May 1987
By removing several feet of soil from the base of the corner that lies between the two main halves of this site a further 3 'trilithon-like' glyphs were revealed, to add to the large site total.
K Naddair 1989.
Notes The Ballochmyle cup-and-ring markings were recorded by RCAHMS in early 1987 at the request of Historic Scotland. The drawing was undertaken by Ian Scott and John Stevenson and the photography by Geoffrey Quick. A short note describing the rockface was published by Jack Stevenson in 1994.
|Books and References|
Armit, I (1998i) Scotland's hidden history, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Page(s): 56-7 Held at RCAHMS E.2.1.ARM
Bradley, R (1999b) 'The stony limits - rock carvings in passage graves and in the open air', in Harding, A F Experiment and design: archaeological studies in honour of John Coles Oxford
Mackie and Davis, E W and A (1991) 'New light on Neolithic rock carving. The petroglyphs at Greenland (Auchentorlie), Dumbartonshire', Glasgow Archaeol J, vol.15
Page(s): 127, 129