Keys to the Past

Cup and ring marked rock south-west of Wagtail Farm (Cartington)

A cup and ring marked stone lies above a small tributary of the Wagtail Burn. It dates to the late Neolithic or Bronze Age and is carved with eleven small depressions, or cup marks, between 7cm and 15cm in diameter. There is a groove, or ring, around one of the cup marks. These marks were made by picking at the rock with a stone or metal tool. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2908
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cartington

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