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Weaver Hills

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

<b>Weaver Hills</b>Posted by postmanImage © chris bickerton
Nearest Town:Ashbourne (8km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   SK102462 / Sheets: 119, 128
Latitude:53° 0' 45.44" N
Longitude:   1° 50' 52.63" W

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Added in 3 images of the large stone slab with numerous simple cup marks.

Resides in Potteries Museum and Art Gallery (PMAG), Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Awful lighting... 1 dim light at 90 degrees to the cup marks! - needs some decent side lighting, or the stone erected vertically, to appreciate the cup marks.

Been repeatedly used, marked upon, as feint cup depressions visible as well as the more obvious ones.
wiccaman9 Posted by wiccaman9
5th February 2016ce
Edited 6th February 2016ce

A small lane heads south off the A52 to the little village of Wooton, after passing Weaver farm a small car park appears on the right , a footpath goes to the trig point 371m high .
This is the last Peak hill before descending onto the Staffordshire plain (though outside the national park)
The first barrow is on the crest of the hill above about 1 metre tall, from here we can see the biggest barrow and the built upon barrow and further on the smallest barrow with the hilltop trig point .The biggest barrow has the obligatory scooped interoir and a fenced off tree ,the stranger of the group has no grass covering and a concrete floor on it despite it's modern appearance it really is a bronze age barrow.
Farther on is the smallest barrow about 3ft tall then it's down and up a small valley to the trig point and a great view marred slightly by three big quarries.
On the way back to the car it started raining and twenty feet from the car I realised I'd lost my carkeys half an hour retracing my steps precisely with my fingers crossed and whoo-hoo success ,quick tip allways fasten your pocket zip
postman Posted by postman
10th December 2006ce


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A slab bearing 24 cup marks was found in a stile nearby and was speculated to have been broken off a larger panel.
Another sandstone boulder with a single cup mark was found in one of the surrounding walls.

Both in Stoke-on-Trent's museum.
stubob Posted by stubob
16th December 2006ce