Keys to the Past

Bronze Age standing stone with Bronze Age or Neolithic cup marks near Newtown Mill, Lilburn (Tillside)

Between approximately 3000 and 4000 years ago, during what archaeologists call the Bronze Age, people erected this standing stone. The stone is carved with cup and ring marks, which were either carved at the same time that it was erected, or up to 3000 years earlier, in the Neolithic period. The stone stands just north west of Newtown Mill. It is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N3484
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; A S Phillips
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1969; R W Emsley



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside


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