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Crocky's Heugh

Cup Marked Stone

<b>Crocky's Heugh</b>Posted by rockandyImage © Rockandy
Nearest Town:Alnwick (16km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NU053039 / Sheet: 81
Latitude:55° 19' 44.3" N
Longitude:   1° 54' 59.23" W

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Almost as good a name as Snook Bank.

Visited this site today with David and found it with the help of Stan's slide photo in the Archive taken in 1993. Maybe noone has seen it since then! It was too cold for hanging about and after a short look round we headed home for a late breakfast.

The rounded, cup-marked boulder commands a fine view over the valley to the N and E. There are several large cups, some with possible faint rings and grooves running down the rock surface and there are two more cups on one edge.

Another cup-marked rock, Crocky's Heugh b, is apparently in the same area but we didn't find it this visit. The Archive describes it as a massive rock table in a quarry. There are many small quarries all over these slopes and a large amount of stone has been removed from the area.
Posted by rockandy
13th March 2005ce


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Beckensall Archive

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13th March 2005ce