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Nether Glenny, cup and ring marked rocks 700m north west and 700m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1919 / 56°11'31"N

Longitude: -4.3116 / 4°18'41"W

OS Eastings: 256655

OS Northings: 702330

OS Grid: NN566023

Mapcode National: GBR 0X.FWXY

Mapcode Global: WH3MH.RM1J

Entry Name: Nether Glenny, cup and ring marked rocks 700m NW and 700m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1997

Last Amended: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6959

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cupmarks or cup-and-ring marks and similar rock art

Location: Port Of Menteith

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises two cup-marked rocks of prehistoric date. The monument was first scheduled in 1997, but a recent detailed survey of the area has shown that the area scheduled was inaccurate. The present rescheduling rectifies this.

The monument lies in rough pasture overlooking the valley of the Glenny Burn and with outlooks over the Lake of Menteith to the S. It comprises two earthfast boulders decorated with carved cup-marks.

Cup-marks are decorative circular depressions carved into standing stones, outcrops of bedrock and boulders, and are sometimes found arranged in patterns with other motifs. They are thought to date principally to the Bronze Age and to have been related to acts of ritual and religious significance.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the two cup-marked rocks and areas around them in which associated archaeological deposits may be expected to survive. It is divided into two circular areas, each 35m in diameter, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NN 50 SE 19.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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