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Big Balcraig

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

<b>Big Balcraig</b>Posted by HobImage © Stan Beckensall
Nearest Town:Whithorn (7km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   NX377443 / Sheet: 83
Latitude:54° 46' 1.69" N
Longitude:   4° 31' 23.21" W

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<b>Big Balcraig</b>Posted by rockartwolf <b>Big Balcraig</b>Posted by rockartwolf <b>Big Balcraig</b>Posted by Hob


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There seem to be at least 5 sites according to RCAHMS. Maarten van Hoek reported that the one shown in the Beckensall drawing (Bal craig 1?) is now completely covered over, he says the same of another panel which I think is Balcraig 2.

But RCAHMS lists Balcraig 3 at NX 3759 4429 and Balcraig 4 at NX 3754 4440 as still being uncovered. Another unnumbered is listed as simply Balcraig, at NX 3774 4440.
Hob Posted by Hob
16th July 2005ce
Edited 16th July 2005ce


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Big Balcraig

Photograph from,

The Mystery of Scotland's Earliest Sculptures

Ronald W B Morris 1975
rockartwolf Posted by rockartwolf
4th February 2007ce
Edited 4th February 2007ce

Big Balcraig on BRAC

rockartuk Posted by rockartuk
5th October 2005ce
Edited 9th March 2006ce