Bewick Hill Cup and Ring Marked Rocks, Old Bewick
Cup Marked Stone
County Council (Unitary)
Northumberland County Council
SE078078 (407770, 621579)
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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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