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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 121
 Date Entered 06/02/2011
 Updated on 06/02/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Rock Art
 Record Type Archaeology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 06/02/2011
 Location Mudbeck Side, some 850 NE of Crooks of |Beck Bridge and 50m west of the stone ring (see previous record).
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 9548 0768
 Altitude 390m
 Geology Eratic slab of sandstone. Drift.
 Record Name Cup marked rock near Mudbeck Stone Ring.
 Record Description Thin slab of sandstone (1.0m*.5m) with three aligned cup marks in turf approximately 70m WNW of the standing stone ring (ARK04). See photos.
 Dimensions 1m*.5m
 Additional Notes This cup marked slab is of interest in that it is located close to the Mud Beck standing stone ring. One of the standing stones of this ring possesses a single cup mark facing inward. The inference may be that the cup marked slabs were cup marked before the stones of the circle were erected to mark the place where the traveller from the south and east through Arkendale first sees the escarpment which overlooks the Vale of Eden five km to the NW across Stainmore. Alternately, the slab is similar in size to those of the circle and may be one of the stones missing that has been removed. References: Unpublished. Not noticed when the stone ring was surveyed with Archie Thom.
 Image 1 ID 266         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Cup marked slab near Mudbeck Stone Circle.
 Image 2 ID 267         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Cup marked slab near Mudbeck Stone Circle.
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