Keys to the Past

Site of Cup and Ring Mark Stone, Gainford House stables (Gainford)

A cup and ring marked stone was found when building the stables of Gainsford House. They were were probably carved in the Early Bronze Age or Late Neolithic. The purpose of these names is not clear though they may have had a religious function. The stone is now in the Bowes Museum (1).

Reference number:D1607
Historical period: Early Neolithic (4000BC to 3300BC)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Gainford


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