Keys to the Past

Cup-marked boulder, Howgill Grange, Baldersdale, Hunderthwaite (Romaldkirk)

This sandstone boulder has a number of cup marks carved onto it. These carvings were probably created in the Early Bronze Age or Late Neolithic. The purpose of these markings is not clear though they may have had a religious function (1).

Reference number:D299
Historical period: Early Neolithic (4000BC to 3300BC)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Romaldkirk

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