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Ramshorn Farm (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

RAMSOR FARM, not Ramshorn Farm, as stated above.

As stated by Stubob, cup marked stone and channel/groove, with concentric rings.

Like a quarter of an oval stone, the 'squared off corner' having an obvious area with 2 concentric arcs, ie. a quarter of another cup and ringed structure... clearly this stone is part of something much bigger.

The curved edges seems to be deliberately manmade such that I believe it to be part of an oval cist slab, with multiple cup and ring and simple cup marked areas of rock-art.

I've had the chance to examine the stone very thoroughly, measurements taken, recorded accurately, to photograph from all angles with oblique lighting, etc

Ramshorn Farm (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Weaver Hills (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

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.

Weaver Hills (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Barbrook Stone Row (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

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Barbrook cairns (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Barbrook cairns (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

Added simply as a site to gather thoughts and images relating to the large burial cairn-field -'cemetery', largely found between barbrook I and barbrook II SC's.

Visible either side of the track between the SC's, but 1-2 'outsider' rocky bumps exist also.

Kerbed cairns in part, some more simple in design, MOST are robbed out, some quite extensively so, forming neat little 'halos' upon the grounds' surface

Barbrook Stone Row (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

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Barbrook Stone Row (Stone Row / Alignment) — Fieldnotes

Big-Moor - a classic location NE of Baslow.

Prehistoric setting, 3 lovely stone circles, Barbrook 1,2 and 3 and a mass of burial cairns and rockart.
Rock-art largely simple cup marks.

Walking from roadside to Barbrook I, when about to turn right to view the SC, continue along the well worn track...on the left are 7 large stones set in an arc, alongside the trackway, but following the natural contour of the moor, as it starts sloping down towards the stream.

Heavy set boulders, there seems to be a second, partial row running parallel, 2-3 boulders on the opposite side of the track appear to be running parallel...?

Very intriguing, and in view of all the other prehistory within spitting distances, seems to be genuinely prehistoric.

Point to note, the line of stones does not point directly at the Barbrook I stone circle -
?possibilities are that it used to point to another feature, now lost?, or that it simply is following the contour of the slope, leading eventually to the SC?.

Ashover (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

It's a great shame that some of the best Rock Art in Derbyshire is sitting in such an overgrown, wet quagmire, ...as were the conditions I found the stones within, last Summer.

The stones were so algal covered and half buried in mud and vegetation, such a pity.

Scraping the algae and leaves away - the stones are of considerable size.

There is a great pity more stones were not discovered in the vicinity.

They were likely taken away and destroyed, the two stones remaining being discovered by accident

Ashover (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Arbor Low (Stone Circle) — Images

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Earthworks west of Gib Hill — Fieldnotes

New photograph, showing well defined ditches in a near circle.. there is a defined flattened area and a perceived entrance

Earthworks west of Gib Hill — Images

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Ladybower Tor (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Dobb Edge (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Ladybower Tor (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Ladybower Tor (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

Pictures included of both areas of rock art.

The main rock-art image appears almost like an iron-age banjo enclosure, with numerous bulbous structures in positive relief within.

Interpretations vary, but I am of the opinion that the positive relief 'mounds' represent the neighbouring hills (Win hill, Crook hill, Ladybower Tor and the raised areas of Bamford moor to the East), the grooves within, effectively represent the Rivers Ashop and Derwent, and small river from accumulations of water from areas north of Moscar Moor (to the East)

The rock art seems to represent the hills and valleys and rivers before the formation of the Ladybower reservoir...in effect 'a map' in the truest sense.

additional images included of the extra ring-marked art...

cheers

Aron

Big Moor (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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Cup marked rock, nr Holymoorside (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

Stone within a wall near the Moor at Holymoorside, and it's associated cup/ring marked boulder.

2 cup marks visible albeit the one on the right rather 'knocked about'/damaged.

Left cup mark, well ground out, rounded 48mm diameter and quite deep, slight pock marked.

Stone rather pallid in appearance cf. other stones of the wall, more in keeping with the dense, pallid, gritstone of the nearby multi- cup-marked boulder, on the moor.
A contemporary cup marked stone?, perhaps one of many such decorated stones, of a presumed burial cairn, long since decimated, the large boulder now being part of a very obvious 'clearance' cairn.

Cup marked rock, nr Holymoorside (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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Cist, Eyam Moor — Fieldnotes

Stone lined grave, robbed out.

Large natural boulder has been cut flat along one edge and several upright flattened stones have been added, at right-angles to form a reasonable sized cist.
One of the 'walls' has slumped a little into the cavity between.

Cist, Eyam Moor — Images

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Harthill Moor Pathway (Rock art) (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

Upon a well worn pathway exists a large flat boulder, with many well defined cup marks.

If you think they are all 'natural', I would argue that such linear and equilateral triangular designs seem more man made.

50pence coin gives the scale, and also the possibility of more worn, possible older carvings - highlighted in yellow on the attached images

Cheers

Aron

Harthill Moor Pathway (Rock art) (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Holymoorside (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Gardoms' Edge III (rock art) (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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