Keys to the Past

Cup and ring carvings near East Bolton (Hedgeley)

Cup and ring marked stones near East Bolton were probably carved by people over 4500 years ago, in what archaeologists call the Neolithic period. Archaeologists think these mysterious carvings may be related to the carvers' religion, or to land boundaries. The East Bolton cup and ring marked stones are a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N4375
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Hedgeley


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