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Ladybower Tor

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

<b>Ladybower Tor</b>Posted by stubobImage © Image based on the original diagram, which appears in the Derbyshire Archaeological Journal Vol.123 2003.
Nearest Town:Sheffield (16km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   SK204869 / Sheet: 110
Latitude:53° 22' 41.55" N
Longitude:   1° 41' 35.9" W

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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 effect 'a map' in the truest sense.

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


wiccaman9 Posted by wiccaman9
28th January 2016ce
Edited 28th January 2016ce

On a large boulder just below the summit of Ladybower Tor are two very worn carvings. One is a double ringed oval the other a swastika in a 30cm ring ( the swastika is about half the size ).

I've never managed to get a photo worth posting because they are both so worn; Which also makes them a bit of a pain to find.

The Northern most, known rock art in The Peak.
stubob Posted by stubob
17th December 2002ce
Edited 11th April 2003ce