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Carnasserie Farm,cup-marked rock 360m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.155 / 56°9'18"N

Longitude: -5.4733 / 5°28'23"W

OS Eastings: 184387

OS Northings: 701251

OS Grid: NM843012

Mapcode National: GBR DDVF.ZPR

Mapcode Global: WH0HQ.WKVB

Entry Name: Carnasserie Farm,cup-marked rock 360m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 21 December 1973

Last Amended: 18 February 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3349

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kilmartin

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument is a cup-marked rock situated on the E side of the Kilmartin to Oban road. The original scheduling has missed the rock by about 150m.

The rock is an exposed sheet of bedrock which has been decorated with pecked cup-marks in the Neolithic period. When originally scheduled at least 58 cupmarks were noted but an excavation in 1989 revealed more of the bedrock and a total of 326 cup-marks were found. Fifteen of the cups also have a pecked ring around them.

The area to be scheduled includes the cupmarked rock and an area around it within which traces of activity associated with its use may survive. It is a rectangle bounded by the field boundary on the NW measuring 50m NE-SW by 40m.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a cup-marked rock of the Neolithic period which has the potential to enhance our understanding of prehistoric ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record the site as NM80SW 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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