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Cup Marked Stone

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Nearest Town:Aberdeen (8km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ859044 / Sheet: 38
Latitude:57° 7' 49.18" N
Longitude:   2° 13' 58.6" W

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Blacktop Wood Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

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Visited: May 2, 2017

This fine prehistoric example of rock art, a granite boulder over a metre tall, bears over 30 cup-marks on its east-facing surface. On my visit, it was shortly after noon, and the oblique illumination showed the cup-marks to best effect.

Access is by the drive leading to Treetops House. As you approach the house, you pass a tall hedge on your left till finally a grassy path leads left into the field beyond. From here, follow the path for a few metres and look left behind the hedge, where you will see the stone.

The position of the stone is shown by the red marker on the map below.

You can read more about this site on The Aberdeen City website.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
2nd May 2017ce
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9th January 2021ce

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17th September 2006ce

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Blacktop Wood (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

I parked at a space opposite Countesswells House and walked west until the first track heading north. From here I walked about 50 metres before climbing a wee hill to a small path. A short distance to the east and the hut circle can be found.

Like its colleague at Clear Hill near Bucksburn this site would be in remarkable condition given some gentle restoration. Maybe its best just to let nature look after it. Who knows?

Stretching to almost 9m in diameter the walls of the hut circle are almost 2m wide and in some parts well over a meter high. The front door, still clearly defined, is facing south east.

Beautiful area this, well worth having a walk round the nearby woods. Quite a few massive consumption dykes.

Visited 11/1/2018.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17th March 2018ce

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