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Duncroisk,cup & ring marked rocks 450m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.4917 / 56°29'30"N

Longitude: -4.3857 / 4°23'8"W

OS Eastings: 253213

OS Northings: 735839

OS Grid: NN532358

Mapcode National: GBR HCJK.KSG

Mapcode Global: WH3L3.L3S7

Entry Name: Duncroisk,cup & ring marked rocks 450m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4731

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Killin

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a ridge of schist on which there are at least eight separate groups of cup marks, many of them ringed. The ridge is situated between the public road to Duncroisk and the River Lochay. The cups are up to 4cm deep and the rings are up to 25cm in diameter. The complex has been described as one of the finest in the country. Further complexes of markings may be hidden under vegetation. The area to be scheduled measures 80m ENE-WSW by 30m transversely, to include the visible markings and an area around in which further marks may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a very well preserved complex of prehistoric cup and ring markings, which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of the nature and purpose of prehistoric art. It is of particular importance because there are other complexes in the area; comparison of the different groups would be of considerable interest.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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