Keys to the Past

Cup marked stone (Whitton and Tosson)

A rock with several cup marks stands immediately above the steep bank of a small stream. The rock, which is a natural outcrop, has a cluster of at least five cup marks. These carvings probably date to the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age. Their purpose is unknown though they may have a religious meaning. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2907
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Whitton and Tosson


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