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Panorama Stone (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

Another attempt by Mr Edwards to 'proof' the ladder motifs are forged in the online Telegraph & Argus. The article is by Kathie Griffiths:
The message is just the same as in 2004 as posted by Rhiannon.

Ecclesall Woods (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

The question-mark in stubob's contribution can be changed to an exclamation-mark! In the 1983 issue of "The Derbyshire Archaeological Journal" a brief article appeared written by John Barnatt and Peter Frith titled: "A Newly Discovered 'Cup and Ring' Carving in Ecclesall Wood". Some statements from the interesting article:
- The stone was first noticed in 1981 by Peter Frith;
- It is the first prehistoric carving to be discovered in the eastern foothills of the southern Pennines;
- The carving is unusual in several respects: three sub-ovals, deeply cut rings, each surrounding 1-4 shallower cups connected by grooves; the central ring with its internal cups has been emphasised by cutting away the sandstone on three sides to form a raised oval boss (possibly unique); gutters near the edge of the slab which surround much of the carving; the internal grooves subdividing the slab into several irregular, enclosure-like, zones and the various elements are not cut to a consistent depth.

Maelmin Henge Reconstruction

Don't forget to get your coffee in the Milfield Country Cafe and enjoy a small information stand about the history of the area and/or buy there Cliff Waddington's very informative booklet "Land of Legend, Discovering ancient Northumberland".
Rockartuk is Gus van Veen & Jan Brouwer from The Netherlands.
We manage the photo website "British Rock Art Collection" (BRAC) (, the "British Rock Art Blog" (BRAB) ( and a small sub-website, the "Worldwide Rock Art Selection" (WRAS) (

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