Rock Art Database


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Canmore ID 368551 SCRAP ID 2300
Location OS Grid Ref: NH 64532 44339 Team Not in team
Existing Classifications None.
Date Fieldwork Started 06/01/2018 Date Fieldwork Completed
New Panel? No  


A1. Identifiers

Panel Name KINMYLIES Number
Other names
SM Number Other
Classifications And Periods
Classification 1 Cup And Ring Marked Stone Period 1 Neol/bronze Age

A2. Grid Reference(original find site)

OS NGR NH 64520 44330
New OS NGR NH 64532 44339
Lat/Long 57.46902 -4.26032
Obtained By: Mobile Phone

A3. Current Location & Provenance

  • Moved from original location
  • Re-used in structure
  • Provenance unknown
other built into substantial field wall
Accession no. Not given

Section B. CONTEXT

B1. Landscape Context

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

B2. Current land use & vegetation

  • Urban/Garden
Other:urban green space

B3. Forestry

  • No selection

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

  • No selection

B5. Location Notes

The panel is located at the foot of a N-S field bank, facing E. The ground is higher to the W of the bank, and slopes upwards. Below (E of) the bank the grass slopes gently downwards to the gardens of some modern houses. The space between the bank and the houses (from which the panel is visible in the wall) is an urban green space used by children and dog walkers. There is a track along the top of the bank, and the panel is not visible from there.

Previous Notes

A cup marked stone, built into a stone dyke at Kinmylies. At least 14 cup marks are visible on the exposed surface. <1> <1> Unknown, 2003?, Photographs of cup marked stone at Kinmylies (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25072.

Section C. PANEL

C1. Panel Type

In a structure Other context built into a substantial field bank

C2. Panel Dimensions, Slope & Orientation

Dimensions of panel (m to one decimal place)
Length (longer axis) 1 Width
Height (max) 0.7 Height (min) 0.1
Approximate slope of carved surface
75 degrees degrees
Orientation (Aspect e.g. NW)
Rock Surface E Carved Surface E Carved Surface

C3. Rock Surface

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

C4. Surface Features

  • Fissures/cracks

C5. Panel Notes

The panel is approximately triangular, 1m at longest, rounded and set almost vertically in a stone built field bank about 1.5m high facing E. It is not possible to measure its depth. The rock is a hard medium grained schist with distinct cracks which divide the surface. There are 26 cups and 3 dumbbells One of the dumbbells has a faint ring around it, visible in the photogrammetry image. NOTE: dumbbell with ring is not an option under Motifs, so has been provisionally shown as dumbbell

C6. Probability

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


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cupmark_1 cupmark_6
26 3

Visible Tool Marks? No

Visible Peck Marks? No


D1. Access

  • Right to Roam access.

D2. Awareness

  • 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
  • The rock is located on/nearby a path or place where people might walk.
Comments and other potential threats

The panel is clearly visible in the field bank, although partly obscured by bracken. A local dog walker had been there many times and not seen it until she asked what we were doing.