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Archaeology, folklore & myth of Britain's pre-christian sites & heritage: stone circles, holy wells, maypoles, tombs, archaic cosmologies and human consciousness. Everyone welcome - even Southerners!



    Join date : 2011-05-29
    Location : Earby used to be in Yorkshire

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    Post  QDanT on Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:34 pm

    What to say ? Scratch head - 60's retired, enjoy wandering off the beaten track usually cook a meal and have a bottle of wine when out, take a few photo's and post to my Blog have found a couple of cup and ring stones by chance when out and they just "felt" right certainly to stop at, not interested in acedemic twaddle about them ! found this one by chance West Agra Plantation at Gollinglith Nr. Masham SE 1425 8175 I had set off to the Twin Standing Stones SE 124 801 because I liked the name Gollinglith Crags,but ended here, I've yet to go to the Twin Standing Stones
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    Found this site (TNA) when searching for more to visit, still finding my way round and hope to put something back, I'll ask ? do you want photos of cup ring stones even if well known ?

    thanks all for your time - Danny

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    Location : Yorkshire

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    Post  Paulus on Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:11 pm

    Hi Dan - and welcome to TNA! Cool

    I really like the cup-and-ring stone image at West Agra. It's bloody superb!!! Any chance I could use it (with reference to your good self of course) in a profile entry of the stone on TNA? Unless you wanna do one y'self?

    It's described as the West Agra Plantation carving number 8 - or WAP 8 - in Paul Brown's Prehistoric Rock Art in the Northern Dales and I aint been to any of them up there as of yet. I wouldn't mind sleeping up there for a coupla days and surveying a few of them in the vicinity. In your photo it seems that there's more to the carving than what Brown describes, with additional cups on part of the stone. A lovely lovely image indeed...

    As for the cluster of other large stones in your other photo, they do seem to have been moved; but perhaps they were quarried? There seems to be more recent cuts along one of the rocks. I wouldn;t reckon they were prehistoric - but I could be wrong.

    If you've anymore cup-and-ring images, some of us on here would love to see 'em!

    All the best - Paul Very Happy

    Join date : 2011-02-10
    Age : 62
    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

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    Post  Sunbright57 on Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:27 pm

    Some really nice photos here Danny, well presented as well. Like the cup-and ring rock too. Thanks.
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