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The Calderstones (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

The Calderstones - Calderstones Park, Liverpool (particularly relevant to Julian, I suppose). These stones are now set up in a circle in a glasshouse in Calderstones Park, Liverpool. They are the remains of a neolithic passage grave which was destroyed around 150 years ago. The stones have many carvings, mostly of spirals and concentric circles, but particularly important are the carvings of human feet, which link the tomb to the Irish passage graves of the Boyne Valley (Newgrange etc) and a couple on Anglesey (Bryn Celli Ddu, Barclodiad Y Gawres)

The stones are not particularly impressive viewed from outside the glasshouse. However, if you get permission from the Head Ranger to enter (which is freely given, but must be in advance), close-up they are fascinating.

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