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Mossyard 1

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art


Mossyard 1 consists of two cup and ring marks on a 12 foot wedge of exposed rock on the coast at Ringdoo Point in Dumfries and Galloway. It lies 700 yards SW of Mossyard Caravan Park.
There are two distinct panels, 1a and 1b. Each panel has a line of natural depressions running down the centre.
Panel 1a is adjacent to a dry stane dyke. It has a single cup with 5 rings in the W quadrant. Canmore ID 63710 (go to Links) discusses the possibility of a carved double groove cartouche around the cup and ring carving. It is apparent in two images, Panel-1a 2004 taken by rockartuk, see Mossyard on BRAC (go to Links).
Panel 1b, which lies immediately NE of 1a, is badly eroded, a cup with 3 surrounding rings. It also is carved in the W quadrant of the panel.

Directions for Mossyard 1: Take the Mossyard road off the A75. After c. 0.5 mile turn sharp L at Mossyard Farm them sharp R to Mossyard Bay car park. Walk back along the road to Mossyard Caravan Park. Take the R fork into the park then the R fork SE parallel to a row of static caravans. After c. 120 yards a faint track heads SW across a field for c. 350 yards to reach a gateway. Turn L following the field perimeter for c. 130 yards, turn R, following the field edge for c. 160 yards. Follow the field perimeter R for another 100 yards looking out for the large glacial erratic ahead. If you hug the dry stane dyke you will find Mossyard 1 c. 20 yards N of the boulder.
Posted by markj99
5th January 2021ce
Edited 5th January 2021ce

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