Keys to the Past

Cup-and-ring marked boulder, Kearton Rigg, West Loups', Lartington (Bowes)

This rock carries the remains of cup and ring marks on it. These carvings probably date to the Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age. Their purpose is not known, but they may have a religious meaning. These carvings are Scheduled Ancient Monuments protected by law (1).

Reference number:D3192
Historical period: Early Neolithic (4000BC to 3300BC)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1016596

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bowes

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