Cup mark (Kirknewton)
A cup marked stone lies at the south-eastern foot of West Hill. It is of pink-coloured granite. There is a row of four cup marks carved on it, spaced at intervals of 10cm. There are also some outlying cup marks and other unclear carvings. These carvings probably date to the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age. Their purpose is not known, but they may have a religious meaning.
|Historical period:||Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)|
|Event(s):||MEASURED SURVEY, An Iron Age Hillfort and it environs on West Hill, Northumberland 2000; ENGLISH HERITAGE|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirknewton
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