Holy Moor
Bronze Age Carved Rock
West of Holymoorside, Derbyshire    OS Map Ref SK32116866
OS Maps - Landranger 119 (Buxton & Matlock), Explorer OL24 (The Peak District - White Peak Area)

Holy Moor carved rock
Situated on the eastern edge of the larger Beeley Moor, Holy Moor is a small eastward sloping piece of land above the valley of the River Hipper. It is an enclosed farming area with many drystone walls with small fields grazed by sheep while others have been left as rough moorland. In one of these moorland enclosures close to a field wall and stile is this cup marked rock beside a large area of field clearance cobbles, it is not known if this is the original location of the rock or whether it was moved here as part of the clearance operation. On its rounded top and down the side facing the camera above are around 40 worn cup marks (compare this stone with the Pepperpot on Ilkley Moor) and it is possible that one or more of these cups are surrounded by eroded rings, it is also possible that if the stone has been moved then there could be more carvings on the base that have yet to be discovered.

Suggested Date - Bronze Age

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