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Find Spot record MDR3821 - Cupmarked stone, Bleakley Dike, Youlgreave

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The flat surface of a small gritstone slab was found incorporated into an approach track over a muddy area/stile at Bleakley Dike stream, below Harthill's "Castle Ring". The stone has 20 cups on its flat surface. It was removed from the track in 1978. (1) A small slab was found in a stream at Bleakley Dike, Youlgreave. There are cupmarks on both faces; one is badly worn. It is likely this stone was washed downstream and may originally have come from a barrow. It is now on display in Sheffield City Museum. (2) This slab, now in Sheffield Museum, has multiple cupmarks on both faces. One of the cups on the less-worn face has an eroded and narrow penannular which is visible with a good light. This was missed in the initial assessment in the museum store for the 1982 publication (Source 2). This same face has a distinctive cluster of small cups at one end. (3) Photographic record. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 3637.
  • <2> Article in serial: Barnatt, J (University of Sheffield) & Reeder, P. 1982. 'Prehistoric rock art in the Peak District', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 102, pp 33-44. p41, fig.
  • <3> 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 19.
  • <4> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 15739.1-5.



Grid reference Centred SK 2157 6340 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Apr 12 2010 4:26PM

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