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<b>Midstead</b>Posted by rockandyImage © Rockandy
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  • Jenny's Lantern Hill

Nearest Town:Alnwick (6km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   NU124155 / Sheet: 81
Latitude:55° 25' 59.11" N
Longitude:   1° 48' 14.47" W

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A handily convenient little panel, close to the road, just a short hop up the slope. The motifs were not immediately apparent, as someone had placed small rocks ver them, presumably in an effort to protect them from the elements. This had the advantage of providing a good spot fo a spder to make a nest in one of the cups. It was probably a bit surprised when it the stone lifted up and a hippy started peering at it with a camera.

There are faint traces of an older. Much more heavily eroded CnR, perhaps implying that like the nearby Hunterheugh panels, this one was re-carved at some point. It's difficult to say, though the peckmarks on the lower CnR are clearer, it could jut be because it's been covered over, whilst the others have been exposed.
Hob Posted by Hob
16th July 2005ce


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According to some folklorists, the name "Jenny-wi't'-lantern" is a Northumbrian term for Will-o-the-wisps.

Earthlights? Faultlines? Rock art? Hmmm.
Hob Posted by Hob
25th January 2005ce


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Posted by markj99
30th March 2021ce

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wideford Posted by wideford
16th January 2004ce
Edited 16th January 2004ce

Webshots Community: Midstead, Morwick Cliff

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wideford Posted by wideford
15th January 2004ce
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