Death's Head Rock
Bronze Age Rock Carving (PRAWR 577)
Snowden Carr, North Yorkshire  OS Map Ref SE17805124
OS Maps - Landranger 104 (Leeds & Bradford), Explorer 297 (Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley)


Death's Head Rock Looking East
View of the rock looking east over the Washburn Valley
Death's Head Rock Detail
Close up of the carving
Death's Head Rock Drawing
Plan of the carving

On the northern side of Snowden Carr and a couple of hundred metres from the rocky edge of Snowden Crags is this strange carving that can be said to resemble a skull or a face. It consists of an upside down triangle of cup marks with a smaller cup close to the middle. These three larger cups are surrounded by interlinking rings with form the shape of the face, the top 2 cups forming the eyes, the bottom one the mouth and the middle one a nose.
There are several other cup marked rocks close by in a damaged cairn field, one has four deep cups, while another has a large basin which could be either man made or natural. See also Snowden Carr and Tree of Life pages.

PRAWR = Prehistoric Rock Art of the West Riding (Boughey and Vickerman 2003)
Probable Date: Bronze Age


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