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Shap Avenue

Cup Marked Stone

<b>Shap Avenue</b>Posted by fitzcoraldoImage © fitzcoraldo
Nearest Town:Appleby-In-Westmr. (13km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NY558153 / Sheet: 90
Latitude:54° 31' 50.92" N
Longitude:   2° 40' 59.12" W

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Stu and I came across this stone whilst hunting down the lost stones of the Shap Avenues.
Stu's GPS puts it at NY 55821529
The cup mark is of a similar dimension to the carvings on the nearby Asper's Field stone and the Goggleby Stone - 12 X 12 cm with possible peck marks visible.
From the looks of the staining on this stone it appears that the carving has previously been buried in the soil/vegetation and has therefore been overlooked.
It begs the question, how many other marked stones are there laying around in the fields surrounding Shap?
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
2nd July 2004ce