Cup-and-Ring Stone: OS Grid Reference – SE 17798 51007
Same direction as for cup-and-ring carving 581:. This small pyramidal stone (easily missed if you aint careful) is literally a yard or away.
Archaeology & History
The first description of this little stone was by Boughey & Vickerman (2003). Found amidst the cairnfield first mentioned by Cowling (1937), he missed this in his early days — but it’s easily done! All we have here on the very top of the stone is a “cup with a gapped ring”, fading away beneath elements and poor light conditions.
- Boughey, Keith & Vickerman, E.A., Prehistoric Rock Art of the West Riding, WYAS 2003.
- Cowling, Eric T., “Cup and Ring Markings to the North of Otley,” in Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, part 131, 33:3, 1937.
© Paul Bennett, The Northern Antiquarian