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Rowtor Rocks

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art


Major Hayman Rooke suggested that the name of Rootor came about in reference to the outcrops rocking stones, of which there once were reputedly 8 or 9.
The word 'roo' being an old Peak(/English?) word for something that moves "to and fro".

The village of Birchover was also once known by the same name, Rowtor/Rootor.
stubob Posted by stubob
11th February 2006ce
Edited 11th May 2006ce

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