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Big Moor

Cup Marked Stone

Big Moor (Cup Marked Stone) by wiccaman9
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Posted by wiccaman9
28th January 2016ce
Edited 16th November 2016ce
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Comments (7)

Odd that is upright . But that might be related to well known problem in the area .The army used to train there and there are quite a few rocks that were used for target practice that have been perceived as being rock art . tiompan Posted by tiompan
29th January 2016ce
My thoughts exactly...

This is VERY odd, I looked at initially and though 'ROCK ART!!!'

- then of recent I've become acquainted with rocks that have been used as target practice. I've seen lots of 'star-burst' effects on rocks from explosives (especially on the Carl Wark) - these holes are somewhat different and exhibit puckered surfaces within the 'holes' - possibly could be a true standing stone with rock-art(?)...just not sure just now.

The holes are largely on one side and 2-3 holes at the side, but nothing on the top or reverse side of the stone.
wiccaman9 Posted by wiccaman9
29th January 2016ce
Oh forget to add, the stone is tall and wide, but only inches in depth...not 'Natural' looking - but seems to have been placed upright wiccaman9 Posted by wiccaman9
29th January 2016ce
Apart from the rare examples of rock art on vertical walls or slightly more common engarvings on standing stones (which may well have been engraved pre erection )in the open , I can only think of one genuine example of rock art on a slab similar to that one ,and that was raised early 20 thC ? from a prone position .See . tiompan Posted by tiompan
29th January 2016ce
Is this the one right down by the brook not too far from the "stone row"? harestonesdown Posted by harestonesdown
29th January 2016ce
Yes indeed, a rock mounted upright, pock marked on the eastern surface wiccaman9 Posted by wiccaman9
30th January 2016ce

Yeah visited this a good few years back when out rock sniffing. Personally don't think they're cups. More likely bullet scars.
harestonesdown Posted by harestonesdown
31st January 2016ce
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