|Location OS Grid Ref:
NF 81635 60301
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|CUP MARKED STONE
|Date Fieldwork Started
||Date Fieldwork Completed
||NORTH UIST, CARINISH, TEAMPULL CLANN A' PHIOCAIR
Classifications And Periods
||Cup Marked Stone
A2. Grid Reference(original find site)
|New OS NGR
A3. Current Location & Provenance
B1. Landscape Context
|Position in landscape
||Top of hill
|Topography(terrain within about 500m of panel.)
|Aspect of slope (if on sloping terrain e.g. S, SE etc.)
B2. Current land use & vegetation
B4. Archaeological Features within 200m / or visible from the panel
Other: Teampull - Medieval centre of learning
- Field System
B5. Location Notes
The panel is situated on the flat top of a small hillock in sheep-grazed grassland within the visitor-enabled area around Teampull Clann a'Phoicair. It is about 20m N of the N wall of the Teampull buildings, and 5m N of an enclosure wall. There are numerous traces of settlements structures and field systems in the surrounding area, as well as a possible dun roughly 40m to the SE. There are clear views to the N, E, and W.
NF86SW 23 8163 6031.
(NF 8163 6031) About 20 yds north of Teampull Clann a' Phiocair at Carinish (NF86SW 24) there is a flat boulder with a pair of cupmarks, about 3ins in diameter by 1ins deep, on its upper surface.
E Beveridge 1911
No trace of the boulder was found during field perambulation.
Visited by OS (W D J) 1 June 1965.
Note: This is probably the stone located by M Harman (Oxford) in 1975.
(Undated) information in NMRS.
C1. Panel Type
C2. Panel Dimensions, Slope & Orientation
Dimensions of panel (m to one decimal place)
|Length (longer axis)
Approximate slope of carved surface
Orientation (Aspect e.g. NW)
C3. Rock Surface
C4. Surface Features
- Bedding Planes
C5. Panel Notes
This small area of exposed gneiss bedrock measures 0.8x0.3m, and its flat surface is flush with ground. A fine fissure cuts across the N end of the panel and there are several eroding and exfoliating bedding planes. Of the 2 cupmarks mentioned in the Canmore record, the N-most one has a flat base, is irregular in shape and is a natural feature, while the S-most one is more symmetrical and hemispherical in profile and is possibly human-made, although it is not certain that it is Neolithic.
The probability that there is any rock art on the panel is
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Visible Tool Marks? No
Visible Peck Marks? No
- Right to Roam access.
- There is and interpretation on site.
There are stories or folk traditions associated with this panel No
- This panel is known to others in the local community.
- Water will pool deeply on parts of the surface.
- There are sheep near the rock.
- The rock is located on/nearby a path or place where people might walk.
Comments and other potential threats
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