Lower Rivock, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 0717 4471

Getting Here

Faint Lower Rivock cup-and-ring

From the B6265 valley road between Bingley and Keighley, just near Riddlesden Hall, take the road up and over the canal into Riddlesden, bearing left up past West Riddlesden Hall and up Banks Lane. As you reach the T-junction at the top, where you hit the Silsden Road that goes round the moors, park up. Cross the road and follow the footpath up the field, go over a stile and continue up the track to the next gate. Once through this gate, go across the field to another gate which leads to a narrow track. The stone is situated on the left hand side about 75 yards from the gate.

Archaeology & History

Not previously recorded, this carving comprises of a large cup on the vertical surface of the stone with a faint surrounding ring mark.

© Chris Swales, The Northern Antiquarian

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4 Responses to Lower Rivock, Keighley, West Yorkshire

  1. Bryan Cooper says:

    A mud fossil of a giant/creature ?

  2. It looks as if it wants to be standing up. Is it landfast? (I like that word).

  3. stonemason1980 says:

    Yes it’s well in the ground! It looks like a whale to me

  4. stonemason1980 says:

    It’s a good grit stone but I know where your coming from. It looks like a whale to me

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