Howdale Moor Carved Rocks - Area 8 (Page 2)
Bronze Age Carved Rocks
Howdale Moor, part of Fylingdales Moor, North Yorkshire  General OS Map Ref NZ956012
OS Maps - Landranger 94 (Whitby & Esk Dale), Explorer OL27 (North York Moors - Eastern Area)
Stone numbers and coordinates taken from 'Prehistoric Rock Art in the North York Moors' Chappell & Brown

Brow Moor stone 8k
Stone 8k at NZ95690118. A flat oval boulder that has a small cup and ring design along one edge (towards the top-right above) as well as several cups of varying sizes. What is interesting is that a groove emerges from one of the larger cups to run across the face of the stone and links at least two other cups. There may be other smaller cups incorporated into the groove itself, indeed the groove may have started life as separate cups that were later linked to form one carving.
Brow Moor stone 8j
Stone 8j at NZ95620118. This rock illustrates the difficulties in determining what are man-made carvings and what are natural features or in some cases a combination of both. The top of the rock has a curving groove or natural erosion channel that seems to incorporate cups marks, to the left of this three small cups form a triangle. Just below these cups is a larger mark, either a large cup or a natural depression in the rock surface and towards the ground surface is a horizontal gouge of unknown origin. On the opposite side of the stone out of view are three or four almost vertical grooves.

Brow Moor stone 8r
Stone 8r at NZ95520124. The large boulder above and the small slab in the picture below both show a relationship with water, particularly with a stream that flows into Stoupe Beck which itself flows into the sea a mile to the north. As can be seen above the land is waterlogged in parts and as well as having a few cups this rock has several deep vertical grooves on one face, two or three of which appear to have been made by linking pairs of cups. Where these vertical marks related to the close proximity of water?

Brow Moor stone 8t
Stone 8t at NZ95520124. This small rock stands almost in the stream and has an intriguing carving. Towards the left edge a cup is enclosed within a set of grooves while towards the right edge a cup has a partial ring. Between the two motifs a narrow groove wanders across the rock surface very much in the way a stream might meander across the landscape - is this deliberate symbolism or just a coincidence?

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