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Brodick (carvings)

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

Brodick (carvings) (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) by Howburn Digger Found and photographed on the 14 Oct 2010 an eight foot slab 80yards uphill towards the ridge from the main carvings. It is in dense forestry and has a lot of earth, peat and a tree growing on it. It projects out into the drainage ditch between the rows of plantation trees. It took me an afternoon of pacing and searching in the fairly impenetrable forestry plantation, but this slab is where the missing slab was said to be. I didn't have a spade or axe.

From Canmore
"Somerville notes an 8ft long piece of rock projecting from the turf, some 80 yds from NS03NW 7, nearer the summit of the ridge. It is sculptured with five cups with channels radiating from them, and the remains of circles. It was not found in 1965, possibly buried by bulldozers in conifer drainage.
J E Somerville 1901; R W B Morris and D C Bailey 1967.

This alleged cup and ring marked rock could not be located in dense afforestation.
Visited by OS (T R G) 31 October 1977."

Howburn Digger Image Credit: Howburn Digger
Posted by Howburn Digger
20th October 2010ce
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Comments (2)

When the time comes for felling will the "tree fellers " know that is the spot and take care , I hae my doots on both counts . Did you manage to get a gps reading ? tiompan Posted by tiompan
19th October 2010ce
They drive quads over the top of the known carvings just now so I hae ma doots as weel! I don't have a GPS. Or even a mobile phone.
So it goes.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
19th October 2010ce
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