Cup-Marked Stone: OS Grid Reference – SE 0763 4421 — NEW FIND
Take the same directions as if you’re going to Dave’s Stone, to the eastern end of Rivock Edge itself. Then take less than 10 steps further onto the moor itself and you’ll see the stone pretty low down in the heather. (please note that grid-reference above needs revising)
Archaeology & History
This is another one of more than fifty unrecorded carvings of the Rombald’s Moor complex not in the Boughey & Vickerman (2003) survey (that’s excluding tons of debatable single cup-markings found all over these hills). Found about 10 yards onto the flat ridge south of Dave’s Stone, the vegetation covering this carving was recently brushed off by members of the Ilkley CSI team in their own survey of the area. As you can see, it’s a simple design of just two well-preserved cups on a small rounded stone. What may be the remains of a very faint ring arc is possible over one of the two cups. Nowt much more to say really!
© Paul Bennett, The Northern Antiquarian