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Find Spot record MDR12247 - Cup marked boulder, Holy Moor, Holymoorside and Walton

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An irregularly-shaped small boulder was identified recently lying amongst post-medieval field clearance adjacent to a field corner. Its upper parts are covered with 40-46 cupmarks. On the exposed irregular top they are badly worn and sometimes uncertainly identified. In one instance a cup is partly encircled by a worn ring, while a second partial ring nearby may be fortuitous. Preservation is better on a ledge near one edge of the boulder and the cups are clearly defined and densely arranged. The stone may well have been moved during post-medieval improvement of the moor and its original context is unknown. (1)

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  • <1> 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 22.



Grid reference SK 3213 6860 (point)

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Apr 24 2015 2:50PM

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