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Wester Auchleskine II

Cup Marked Stone

Also known as:
  • Achleskine

Nearest Town:Callander (16km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   NN543209 / Sheets: 51, 57
Latitude:56° 21' 28.45" N
Longitude:   4° 21' 30.47" W

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West from the same farm-house, in the field behind the byre, there is a buried boulder nearly level with the ground. It measures about 4 feet long, the same breadth, and in the centre of the top there is a large cup about 5 inches diameter and 1 inch deep.
J M Gow's 1887 'Notes in Balquhidder: Saint Angus, curing wells, cup-marked stones, etc',
Proc Soc Antiq Scot, 21, 1886-7, 84.

In 1962 the OS had a look and couldn't spot it "Mr Ferguson, a [local farmer] of eighty with a good local knowledge, had no knowledge of it." Hmm.

In 1979 there are two reports - the OS found the stone at NN 5435 2097. But the RCAHMS couldn't seem to find it. Crafty cupmarks.

A challenge for cup mark finders. Perhaps it's turned up again. Perhaps the owners of the land might like to know where it is.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th April 2007ce
Edited 4th April 2007ce