Glasserton Mains

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Site Type CUP AND RING MARKED ROCK
Canmore ID 63100
Site Number NX43NW 1
NGR NX 4061 3737
Council DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Parish GLASSERTON
Former Region DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Former District WIGTOWN
Former County WIGTOWNSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NX43NW 1 4061 3737.

(NX 4059 3737) Stones with Cup and Ring markings found (NAT)
OS 6" map (1909)

Cup and Ring marks, Glasserton: There are a number of ridges of outcropping rock running WSW-ENE between Broad Lane Wood and the Fall of Carleton. Towards the S end of one of the most easterly of those ridges, about 50 yds ENE of the gate, is a flat rock surface about 38' x 15' bearing a number of cup and ring marks.
RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911; R W B Morris and D C Bailey 1967

NX 4061 3737: At lest 20 cup and ring-marks and 2 single cups are visible. Turf probably covers more.
Resurveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (DWR) 18 January 1973

On this rock, last described by Morris (1979), two additional cup and rings could be detected; one cup and three complete rings (21cm) with a short tail to the SE; one cup and two complete rings. Two, possibly four, other cup and rings also have a tail. One of the cup and two rings seems to be without central cup: it either never existed or has worn off. (Cites location as NX 4058 3730)
M van Hoek 1987

 
Books and References

Morris and Bailey, R W B and D C (1967) 'The cup-and-ring marks and similar sculptures of South-Western Scotland: a survey', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol.98
Page(s): 170, no.155 Held at RCAHMS E.8.11.MOR.P

Morris, R W B (1967a) 'The cup-and-ring marks and similar sculptures of South-West Scotland', Trans Ancient Monuments Soc, vol.14
Page(s): 82, 108 Held at RCAHMS E.8.11.MOR.P

Morris, R W B (1979) The prehistoric rock art of Galloway and the Isle of Man, Poole
Page(s): 105-6, no.GAL 58 Held at RCAHMS E.8.11.MOR

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