Rock Art Database


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Canmore ID 368464 SCRAP ID 3205
Location OS Grid Ref: NH 57773 66175 Team Not in team
Existing Classifications None.
Date Fieldwork Started 01/04/2019 Date Fieldwork Completed
New Panel? Yes  


A1. Identifiers

Panel Name DRUIM MOR Number 13
Other names
HER/SMR SM Number SM4945 Other
Classifications And Periods
Classification 1 Cup Marked Rock Period 1 Neol/bronze Age

A2. Grid Reference(original find site)

New OS NGR NH 57773 66175
Lat/Long 57.66292 -4.3857
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.) Undulating
Aspect of slope (if on sloping terrain e.g. S, SE etc.)

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
  • Settlement
  • Burial Mound/Cairn
  • Enclosure
  • Ditch/Bank
  • Clearance cairn(s)

B5. Location Notes

The panel is one of a number of carved rocks scattered across an area of very rough ground with many low rock outcrops and a number of archaeological features, including several other rock art panels, a chambered cairn and a deserted farmstead, associated buildings and field system. The ground has not been cultivated for a long time, possibly since the settlement was deserted around 200 years ago. Today it is occasionally grazed by sheep and cows, but is mainly rough grass. The panel is situated on the S facing slope at the E end of Swordale Hill overlooking Strathsgitheach, about 1.5m NE of Druim Mor 12, 21m SW of Druim Mor 9 and 14m E of Druim Mor 11. It is surrounded by the low, degraded banks of the cultivation patches of the old settlement but has not been moved. All these panels lie within a large area protected by the Scheduled Monument 4945 Drumore, Farmstead, field system, chambered cairn and cup marks. The panel has been recorded previously and a report lodged with Highland Council under the HER number MHG 14145.

Section C. PANEL

C1. Panel Type

In the landscape Outcrop

C2. Panel Dimensions, Slope & Orientation

Dimensions of panel (m to one decimal place)
Length (longer axis) 0.9 Width 0.6
Height (max) 0.2 Height (min)
Approximate slope of carved surface
5 degrees degrees
Orientation (Aspect e.g. NW)
Rock Surface Carved Surface SW Carved Surface

C3. Rock Surface

Surface Compactness Hard Grain Size Coarse Visible Anomalies Not Visible
Rock Type Schist

C4. Surface Features

  • No selection

C5. Panel Notes

The panel was almost covered with turf, and was uncovered for the recording then recovered. It is a small triangular schist outcrop, measuring 0.9m long by 0.6m wide and rising 0.2m above the ground, sloping very gently to the SW. There are 2 cup marks on the N part of the surface.

C6. Probability

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


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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
  • No selection
Comments and other potential threats

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