Keys to the Past

Cup and ring marked stone, Lordenshaws (Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst)

Cup and ring marked stones, Lordenshaws (Copyright © Don Brownlow)
Cup and ring marked stones, Lordenshaws (Copyright © Don Brownlow)

Over 4500 years ago, in what archaeologists call the Neolithic period, people carved cup and ring marks on natural rocks all over this region. On the edge of a hollow way leading to an Iron Age settlement, a rock with several cup marks has been found. Archaeologists think these marks may be related to the religion of the people who carved them, or to land boundaries or routes.

Reference number:N10748
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst
Local History of Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst


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