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Margmore, cup-marked rock 740m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5972 / 56°35'50"N

Longitude: -3.8741 / 3°52'26"W

OS Eastings: 285028

OS Northings: 746607

OS Grid: NN850466

Mapcode National: GBR JCT8.S43

Mapcode Global: WH4LX.GFFV

Entry Name: Margmore, cup-marked rock 740m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 19 February 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7768

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Dull

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a cup-marked rock of prehistoric date lying in an unplanted area within a modern conifer plantation.

The monument lies at around 340m OD close to the NW of a later field dyke. It comprises a flat-topped outcrop of rock measuring about 2.4m long by some 1.6m wide, upon which are at least 11 visible cup-marks, some surrounded by carved rings, channels and grooves.

Cup-marks such as this are decorative motifs 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 rock 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 24.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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