Bewick Hill cup and ring marks (Bewick)
On Bewick Hill there are several rocks with carved cup and ring marks. At least three can be seen now, and there reports in the 19th century of two others. The designs are a mix of cup and ring marks, and one rock also has a small, carved basin, which is probably artificial. These carvings probably date to the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age. Their purpose is not known, but they may have a religious meaning. These carvings are Scheduled Monuments protected by law.
|Historical period:||Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; E Geary|
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1969; B H Pritchard
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Old Bewick Hillfort, Old Bewick, Northumberland: archaeological recording 2012; Archaeological Services Durham University
Source of Reference
Local History of Bewick
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