Ballochmyle

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Site Type CUP AND RING MARKED ROCK
Canmore ID 43557
Site Number NS52NW 18
NGR NS 511 255
Council EAST AYRSHIRE
Parish MAUCHLINE
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY
Former County AYRSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Notes and Activities

Archaeological Notes

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.

 
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
Page(s): 30-36

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

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