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High Shaws

Cup Marked Stone


Cup and groove marked stone, currently re-incarnated as a gatepost.
This may have been quarried from a ridge to the north. 17definite cups, 3 possible. " cups are joined by a short groove. This part of Northumberland is replete with gateposts that suggest re-use of megalithic remains, and Hexhamshire is lacking any other confirmed reports of rock art*. This one managed to get reported in 'Archaeology in Northumberland, 1992-3'

*Hexhamshire is starting to grudgingly reveal the occasional cup mark here and there, mostly in the area to the west of High Shaws, south of the Stublick faultline
Hob Posted by Hob
29th March 2004ce
Edited 13th April 2006ce

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