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St. Patrick’s Well, Portpatrick, Wigtownshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NX 0010 5412 Also Known as: Canmore ID 60610 Archaeology & History This long-lost  holy well was located on the southeast side of the town.  It was highlighted on the first OS-map in 1849, but … Continue reading

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Cow Keeper’s Field (1), Boulby, Easington, North Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NZ 7540 1922 Also Known as: BOU-5 (Brown & Chappell) Archaeology & History Inside the once prominent prehistoric tomb on the Cow Keeper’s Field, the northern antiquarians William Hornsby and John Laverick (1920) came across … Continue reading

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Cow Keeper’s Field (2), Boulby, Easington, North Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NZ 7540 1922 Also Known as: BOU-5 (Brown & Chappell) Archaeology & History Inside the once prominent prehistoric tumulus on the Cow Keeper’s Field (now destroyed), the northern antiquarians William Hornsby and John Laverick (1920) … Continue reading

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Cow Keepers Field, Boulby, Easington, North Yorkshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NZ 7540 1922 Also Known as: Boulby Barns Archaeology & History This prehistoric tomb was one in a cluster of tumuli in the Boulby district, uncovered by the northern antiquarians, William Hornsby and John Laverick … Continue reading

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Snowden Carr carving (610), Askwith, North Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 18105 51210 Getting Here From Otley, take the road north across the River Wharfe up and up, heading towards Askwith Moor.  As the moorland opens up ahead of you, at the crossroads turn … Continue reading

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Ringstone Carving, Torrisdale Bay, Farr, Sutherland

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NC 691 616  —  NEW FIND Getting Here Take the A836 road between Tongue and Bettyhill, turning down at Borgie Bridge for 1.8 miles (2.87km) until you reach the little information sign at the roadside. … Continue reading

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Coilsfield, Tarbolton, Ayrshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NS 4469 2624 Also Known as: Canmore ID 42713 King Coil’s Grave Stone Old King Cole’s Stone (Morris 1981) Archaeology & History This fascinating and very ornate prehistoric carving was found on the … Continue reading

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Guisecliff Wood (629), Bewerley, North Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 16415 63565 Also Known as: Carving no.629 (Boughey & Vickerman) Getting Here Takes a bitta finding this one – especially a this time of year when the bracken’s high – but it’s worth … Continue reading

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Guisecliff Wood (626), Bewerley, North Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 16078 63641 Also Known as: Carving no.626 Hogback Stone Lower Intake carving Getting Here From Pateley Bridge take the B6265 road towards Grassington, turning left just a coupla hundred yards over the river … Continue reading

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Slade Carving (02), Blubberhouses Moor, North Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 1410 5430 —  NEW FIND Also Known as: Owl Stone Sunset Stone Getting Here Same directions as the Slade 01 carving.  But once you reach the upstanding stone cairn on the rocky hill, walk … Continue reading

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