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Mossyard 6

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art


Mossyard 6 is a Cup and Ring marked stone laid on a dyke in Mossyard Caravan Park. The stone is rectangular measuring c. 3 x 1 foot in cross-section, tapering from 9 to 1.5 inches thick. It is set on top of a stone dyke in front of a static caravan near the centre of Mossyard Caravan Park. I have posted a picture taken by the late Jan Brouwer which gives the exact location. It was still in situ in 18.02.17 when I visited the Mossyard sites.

There are four Cup and Ring Marks on the exposed top of the stone. There is a central line of 3 cups with a single ring measuring up to 4 inches across and a cup with two rings measuring c. 6 inches across on the NE corner of the stone. There is also an oval depression in the SW corner, measuring c. 3 inches across and 1 inch deep, which may be natural.

Mossyard on BRAC (go to Links) contains superior images of Mossyard 6 and other Mossyard Rock Art Sites.

Directions for Mossyard 6: Take the Mossyard road off the A75. After c. 0.5 mile turn sharp L at Mossyard Farm them sharp R to Mossyard Bay car park. Walk back along the road to Mossyard Caravan Park. Take the R fork into the park then follow the L fork for 130 yards. When the road bears R turn L onto a short row of static caravans. Mossyard 6 is on a wall on the N side of the second static caravan (see Images).
Posted by markj99
5th January 2021ce
Edited 5th January 2021ce

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