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Gallow Hill

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

<b>Gallow Hill</b>Posted by tiompanImage © tiompan
Nearest Town:Dundee (11km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   NO396406 / Sheet: 54
Latitude:56° 33' 12.45" N
Longitude:   2° 58' 57.54" W

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From the cist and roundhouses we kept heading further west until we were under the huge radio mast that dominates Gallow Hill. The rock is on the eastern edge of a quarry about a 100 meters or so down from the mast.

Tiompans description :

Sandstone rock 1m by 0.7m.
16 cup marks of various sizes.
2 cups have triple rings and abut.
1 cup with triple ring abuts, an oculus with 2 rings.

Fantastic stone and a privilege to see it with the person who found it.

Visited 3/1/2015.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
6th January 2015ce

As Tiompan knows, this one is in a fairly dodgy situation. I spoke to the farmer about it, and he has agreed to ensure that no further risk will occur to the stone from its current situation.

Sorry if this sounds a bit mysterious, but the stone could be regarded as 'portable' and we don't want it to disappear.

Unless, of course, the risk continues and we're forced to take it into "protective custody"!

The site has been reported to the local museum, but nothing much seems to have been done.
nickbrand Posted by nickbrand
26th March 2004ce

Discovered last year, not listed on CANMORE. There are other cup marked rocks in the area but not as decorative as this. tiompan Posted by tiompan
11th February 2004ce
Edited 11th February 2004ce