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Monument record MDR10918 - Cup and ring marked stone, Harthill Moor, Harthill

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  • None recorded

Full Description

In 2001, an eroded sandstone boulder situated in the midst of Harthill Moor was found to bear evidence of prehistoric rock art in the form of a row of three certain cups, one of which is partially enclosed by a ring. All are very weathered. Several slighter dimples can be seen in addition to the row of cups but it is uncertain as to whether these are man-made. The boulder lies in relatively close proximity to a number of other prehistoric monuments on Harthill Moor but as none of these can, as yet, be reliably dated it is not possible to picture anything of the broadly contemporary setting of this rock art. (1). The visible carvings on this large boulder comprise a worn cup and ring and a small number of further possible cupmarks. Plough scratches on the boulder, and the present location against the wall, raise the possibility that the stone has been moved from elsewhere nearby. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Article in serial: Guilbert, G, Garton, D and Walters, D. 2006. 'Prehistoric cup-and-ring art at the heart of Harthill Moor', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 126, pp 12-30.
  • <2> Article in serial: Barnatt, J & Robinson, F. 2003. 'Prehistoric rock-art at Ashover School and further new discoveries ...', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol. 123, pp 1-28. p 68.



Grid reference SK 22469 62525 (point)

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Record last edited

Apr 13 2010 1:56PM

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