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Homer's Lane

Cup Marked Stone

<b>Homer's Lane</b>Posted by HobImage © IH
Nearest Town:Hexham (5km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   NY911682 / Sheet: 87
Latitude:55° 0' 29.13" N
Longitude:   2° 8' 21.02" W

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<b>Homer's Lane</b>Posted by Hob


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My attempt in October '04 failed to locate this stone. I did find the field clearance boulders; there are a lot of them forming the thorn infested field boundary, which has now been wire-fenced off. The fence has then become overgrown with nettles and some kind of creeping plant that obscures the stones. I managed to check about 30 or forty stones, working from the top of the boundary down the slope, from where here is an old gate next to a big boulder both of which have also been obscured by foliage.

The cup marks may well still be there, but finding them would take a painstaking survey of the hundreds of stones in the clearance strip.

Whilst it would be possible to nip up to the strip of boulders from Homer's Lane, permission and slightly easier access can be obtained from Thistleriggs Farm.
Hob Posted by Hob
15th November 2004ce


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Homer's Lane on the Beckensall Archive

Pictures of the elusive cups.
Hob Posted by Hob
18th December 2004ce