Standing Stone (Chollerton)
This standing stone is probably of Bronze Age date. It stands above the junction of the Coal Burn and the Swin Burn. It is rectangular in section and stands over 3m high. Cup marks have been carved on both sides of the stone. Standing stones are rare in Northumberland. Their precise purpose is not clear, though they may have had some kind of religious function. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT, Steadings windfarm - cultural heritage impact, including assessment of cumulative effects 2007; Oxford Archaeological Associates|
Source of Reference
Local History of Chollerton
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