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Margmore, cup and ring marked rock 580m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5982 / 56°35'53"N

Longitude: -3.8712 / 3°52'16"W

OS Eastings: 285211

OS Northings: 746706

OS Grid: NN852467

Mapcode National: GBR JCT8.MH5

Mapcode Global: WH4LX.HFT4

Entry Name: Margmore, cup and ring marked rock 580m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 19 February 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7767

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Dull

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a cup and ring marked rock of prehistoric date lying in a clear area within a modern conifer plantation.

The monument lies at around 340m OD, close to the NW of a later field dyke. It comprises an outcrop of rock measuring about 2m by about 1.5m, upon which there are at least 10 clearly visible cup-marks, some surrounded by shallow carved rings.

Cup and ring marks such as these are decorative circular depressions generally found carved into standing stones, outcrops of bedrock and boulders. They date to the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the stone and an area around it within which associated deposits may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 10m, 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. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 84 NE 29.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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