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Glasvaar,cupmarked rock 1200m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.1528 / 56°9'10"N

Longitude: -5.3914 / 5°23'28"W

OS Eastings: 189461

OS Northings: 700751

OS Grid: NM894007

Mapcode National: GBR FD2G.17G

Mapcode Global: WH1JX.4MY0

Entry Name: Glasvaar,cupmarked rock 1200m SE of

Scheduled Date: 9 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5476

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Glassary

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument consists of a cupmarked rock-sheet situated about 30m NW of the junction of the Allt Bealaich Ruaidh burn and an old field dyke. The rock-sheet inclines gently to the SSE. Visible cupmarkings include two single cupmarks, four cups and single rings, three cups with gutters and single rings and two cups with gutters amd double rings, extending over an area measuring 2.5m from SSW to NNE by 1.1m transversely.

Peat and vegetation growth may obscure further cupmarkings.

The area to be scheduled is rectangular on plan, measuring 20m from SSW to NNE by 15m transversely, to include the visible cupmarkings and an area around in which traces of activities associated with their creation and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its unusual setting which is relatively isolated and at a high altitude in comparison to its nearest neighbours at the S end of Loch Awe, and for its probable relationship to the group of cupmarkings around Glasvaar farm steading. It is therefore one of a renowned concentration of similar and related monuments in the neighbourhood of the Kilmartin Valley, which are of national and international importance for their potential to provide information about Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual and social practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NM 80 SE 51.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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