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The Calderstones

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art


MAGIC (Record No.: 23692) describes the site as the remains of a destroyed Neolithic chambered tomb, now arranged in the form of a stone circle:.
The monument is known as the Calderstones, a group of six decorated sandstone monoliths thought originally to have formed part of a Neolithic chambered tomb constructed approximately 4,000 years ago. These stones have been removed from their original context and are now arranged in a circle and located in the vestibule of Harthill Greenhouses in Calderstones Park. They display an abundance of prehistoric rock carvings and were closely examined by Forde-Johnston in 1954 after their removal from an earlier location close to the entrance to Calderstones Park where they had been erected for display in 1845. They were erected in their present location in 1964 and placed in a random order.
The eight digit grid reference for this site is SJ40408761.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
4th May 2004ce
Edited 4th May 2004ce

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