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Bothwell Water

Cup Marked Stone

<b>Bothwell Water</b>Posted by MartinImage © Martin
Nearest Town:Dunbar (13km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NT676659 / Sheet: 67
Latitude:55° 53' 6.19" N
Longitude:   2° 31' 4.85" W

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After a days of hillwalking and visiting some megalithic sites at Whiteadder I make my way back down a track next to Bothwell Water. My attention is caught by a group of recumbent stones looking not unlike a ruined stone circle. I have a closer look and am surprised to find that one of them is cupmarked. There are five cup marks and although two of the larger cups look natural, the other three look classically megalithic to me. The stone is approximately 75 cm long, 35 cm wide and about 50 cm high. On the north face of it are two cup marks in a vertical line, 8 cm diameter and about 5 cm deep. On the west side, one large cup mark 13 cm in diameter and about 3.5 cm deep. There are three large earthfast stones next to this and many smaller ones around. This site isn't mentioned in the RCAHMS CANMORE database.
Posted by Martin
12th August 2004ce
Edited 25th August 2004ce


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Ancient Stones

An entry from Ancient Stones, an online database that covers most of the standing stones, stone circles and other stones found in South East Scotland. Each entry includes details, directions, photograph, folklore, parking and field notes on each location.

See also entry 057
Posted by GaryB
14th September 2005ce