Keys to the Past

Cup-marked outcrop, Hawkesley Hill, Marwood, Teesdale (Marwood)

Hawkesley Hill looking North North West. 2000
Hawkesley Hill looking North North West. 2000

Detail of main panel.  2000
Detail of main panel. 2000

Detail of main panel.  2000
Detail of main panel. 2000

A number of rocks stand on the top of a small flat-topped hill, overlooking marshy ground. Several stones have a number of cup and ring marks. These carvings were probably carved in the early Bronze Age or late Neolithic. The purpose of these carvings is not clear though they may have had a religious function (3).

Reference number:D5685
Historical period: Early Neolithic (4000BC to 3300BC)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Marwood


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