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Beans Hill, Boundary Marker 23

Cup Marked Stone

<b>Beans Hill, Boundary Marker 23</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Aberdeen (10km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ8467403544 / Sheet: 38
Latitude:57° 7' 21.66" N
Longitude:   2° 15' 11.33" W

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<b>Beans Hill, Boundary Marker 23</b>Posted by drewbhoy <b>Beans Hill, Boundary Marker 23</b>Posted by drewbhoy <b>Beans Hill, Boundary Marker 23</b>Posted by drewbhoy <b>Beans Hill, Boundary Marker 23</b>Posted by drewbhoy

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From East Brotherfield I headed south east and cross country to look for two more cup marked rocks, the first being near marker 23. As the sunny weather faded the underfoot conditions became trickier. Keep heading south east and eventually a deer fence is reached. Follow this south east and it will lead to the meeting place of several fences. Unluckily the rocky outcrop is the other side of the deer fence.

Also on the south side of the fence is the marker, behind this can be found the cup mark which measures at 14cm wide and 6cm deep. To help locate the cup mark I left the end of a fence post. Just to the east is the new Aberdeen by-pass. Sadly the nearby cairn seems to have vanished but a winter visit might reveal more.

On the way back I'd look for another cup marked rock. By this time it was lashing down and underfoot conditions resembled a heathery quagmire.

Visited 31/8/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd October 2017ce
Edited 22nd October 2017ce

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Beans Hill (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

After looking for the cairn, with no real luck, I followed the deer fence south west and luckily found a gate on to the northern side. After the third dry stane dyke look west for a solitary boulder.

The boulder is about 1m square and 0.5m deep. Situated near the centre the cup mark is 11cm wide and 2.5cm deep. Much more recently someone tried to break the rock as evidenced by the drill hole.

Now by this time it was belting down. Paths and tracks had become large streams. By the time I arrived back at the car I was 'fair drookit'.

Visited 31/8/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd October 2017ce

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