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High Craigenfeoch,cup and ring marked rock 750M NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Johnstone South and Elderslie, Renfrewshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.823 / 55°49'22"N

Longitude: -4.4979 / 4°29'52"W

OS Eastings: 243611

OS Northings: 661688

OS Grid: NS436616

Mapcode National: GBR 3G.64LG

Mapcode Global: WH3P4.WW9V

Entry Name: High Craigenfeoch,cup and ring marked rock 750M NNE of

Scheduled Date: 30 July 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6005

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Paisley

County: Renfrewshire

Electoral Ward: Johnstone South and Elderslie

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

Description

A rock outcrop with a group of cup and ring and cup marks. The rock is a gritstone outcrop which slopes at 35 degrees NW, at present uncovered for about 11m by 3m, 1.5m high at its vertical E side. The stone is marked with at least 5 complete cups and rings and at least 5 additional cups, some of which may once also have been ringed.

At least one of the cup and ring markings has a long wavy groove downhill from the ring. The area to be scheduled measures 20m in diameter to include the cup and ring marked rock and an area round it in which traces of activities associated with its use may survive, as marked in red on the attached plan.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved example of a prehistoric cup and ring marked rock. Many carvings of this type appear to date from around 2000 to 1600 BC and although the precise meaning of the symbols is not clear, they potentially incorporate important information about the ritual activities of prehistoric man.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NS 46 SW 9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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