Bewick Hill Cup and Ring Marked Rocks, Old Bewick


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Cup and ring marked rock, Old Bewick
Cup and ring marked rock, Old Bewick
Cup and ring marked rock, Old Bewick
Cup and ring marks. Old Bewick. 24th November 2016.

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Bronze Age
Cup Marked Stone

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Northumberland County Council



Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

SE078078 (407770, 621579)

WGS84 Coordinates

55.4879, -1.87703

Nearest Postcode

NE66 2DR

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A group of five Bronze Age cup-and ring marked rocks near to the outer rampart and eastern entrance to Old Bewick Camp (NU 02 SE 7). Old Bewick Moor is significant in British rock art as it is the place where the first panel was recognised as a man-made phenomenon. The largest of the group of rocks (identified as 'C' during the field survey) is covered with cup and ring marks on the upper surface, there is also a large scoured basin that was originally a natural feature. One of the things that makes this rock unusual are horizontal lines of cups at the tallest end of the rock on its vertical face. The rest of the group concists of cup and ring marked stones and stones with just cup marks.

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