Keys to the Past

Morwick Cup and Ring Marked rock (Warkworth)

A rock called `Jacks Rock' stands above the River Coquet. The rock is one of two sandstone cliffs. A number of cup and ring marks are carved onto this rock. As well as the usual cups and rings, other patterns such as spirals and dots can be seen on it. Only one other site in Northumberland has spirals carved onto it. These carvings were probably carved in the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age. They may have had a religious purpose. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N5558
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Southern Trunk Main Warkworth to North Gosforth. Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Assessment 2006; Tyne and Wear Museums

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Source of Reference
Local History of Warkworth


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