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    Cup-and-Ring Marked Stone, St Oswald's Church at Dean, Cumbria.

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    Sunbright57

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    Cup-and-Ring Marked Stone, St Oswald's Church at Dean, Cumbria.

    Post  Sunbright57 on Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:27 am

    Os grid reference NY.071 254. St Oswald's church stands at the western edge of the village of Dean beside the road to Branthwaite. The village is located some 5 miles due south-west of Cockermouth and about 6 miles to the south-east of Workington.

    In the nave of St Oswald's church there is now housed a small sandstone boulder that has a well-defined central cup-mark around which are two large concentric rings, a third ring being left open - perhaps indicating a portal (gateway), and three other well defined cup-marks at the side of that, one of which has become almost adjoined to the other through erosion.

    The boulder was ploughed up in a field at nearby Park Hill to the south-west of the village in 1918. It was then placed in the churchyard but, in recent times it was brought into the church for safety reasons.
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    Sunbright57

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    Cup-and-Ring Marked Stone, St Oswald's Church at Dean, Cumbria.

    Post  Sunbright57 on Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:58 am

    B/w image of The Cup-and-Ring marked stone in the nave of St Oswald's Church at Dean in Cumbria. Photo is copyright Segolene Dupuy 2009.
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    Paulus

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    Re: Cup-and-Ring Marked Stone, St Oswald's Church at Dean, Cumbria.

    Post  Paulus on Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:38 am

    Hi Ray!

    The TNA profile of the site is here:

    http://megalithix.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/dean-church/

    Many thanks - Paul Wink

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