Rock Art Database


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Canmore ID 368472 SCRAP ID 3062
Location OS Grid Ref: NH 57778 66085 Team Not in team
Existing Classifications None.
Date Fieldwork Started 20/08/2017 Date Fieldwork Completed
New Panel? Yes  


A1. Identifiers

Panel Name DRUIM MOR Number 23
Other names Drumore DS23
HER/SMR SM Number Other
Classifications And Periods
Classification 1 Cup Marked Stone Period 1 Neol/bronze Age

A2. Grid Reference(original find site)

New OS NGR NH 57778 66085
Lat/Long 57.66211 -4.38556
Obtained By: Mobile Phone

A3. Current Location & Provenance

  • At original location
Accession no. Not given

Section B. CONTEXT

B1. Landscape Context

Weather Cloudy
Position in landscape Hillside
Topography(terrain within about 500m of panel.) Sloping
Aspect of slope (if on sloping terrain e.g. S, SE etc.) SE

B2. Current land use & vegetation

  • Rough Grazing

B3. Forestry

  • No selection

B4. Archaeological Features within 200m / or visible from the panel

  • Other rock art
  • Field System
  • Burial Mound/Cairn
  • Enclosure

B5. Location Notes

Close to the top of a SE facing slope, this panel has extensive views over Swordale, the Cromarty Firth and the Black Isle. It is one of a group of 23 panels in a scheduled area SM4945, the outline of which used to be fenced and is still visible. This panel, alongside panel Druim Mor 22, is the most southerly of the group and can be found approximately 10m to the NW of the SE boundary, 40m to the NE of the S most edge of the scheduled area, 75m to the E of the SW edge, and 55m to the SW of the W end of the footing of a ruined building.

Section C. PANEL

C1. Panel Type

In the landscape Boulder/Slab

C2. Panel Dimensions, Slope & Orientation

Dimensions of panel (m to one decimal place)
Length (longer axis) 1.3 Width 0.6
Height (max) 0.2 Height (min) 0
Approximate slope of carved surface
5 degrees degrees
Orientation (Aspect e.g. NW)
Rock Surface SSE Carved Surface E Carved Surface

C3. Rock Surface

Surface Compactness Hard Grain Size Coarse Visible Anomalies No selection Rock Type Schist

C4. Surface Features

  • Smooth Surface

C5. Panel Notes

This panel has been carved onto a section of a rock slab which is approximately 22cm thick. It has a flat, smooth rock surface which gently slopes to the E. The exposed area measures 135cm in length by 65cm in width; it rises to a maximum of 20cm above ground level at the S end and is inset into the hillside at the N end. Probing around the exposed area suggested that the total slab length is 170 cm. The surface and edge is marked by foliation which dips 60 degrees ENE. There are 8 doubtful cups and one possible cup in a line along the S edge. Some turf was removed along the upper side, but no further motifs were found.

C6. Probability

The probability that there is any rock art on the panel is Possible


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Visible Tool Marks? No

Visible Peck Marks? No


D1. Access

  • Right to Roam access.
  • Panel is on Private land.

D2. Awareness

  • Panel was known before the project.
  • This panel is known to others in the local community.
There are stories or folk traditions associated with this panel No

D3. Risk

  • No selection
  • There are sheep near the rock.
  • No selection
Comments and other potential threats

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