Neb Stone
Bronze Age Cup Marked Rock (PRAWR 237)

Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire  OS Map Ref SE104464
OS Maps - Landranger 104 (Leeds & Bradford), Explorer 297 (Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley)


The Neb Stone - looking east
The Neb Stone looking to the east.
The Badger Stone is to the top right, out of picture.

This landmark stone can be seen from a great distance across the moor standing above a wall that runs south, up from Intake Beck, past Silver Wells Cottage before bearing to the west and continuing to Silver Wells itself.
For such a prominent rock it has only a few possible cup marks, as do 2 of the large rocks next to it that make up part of the wall. It is possible that as the large flat side of this stone faces to the north across Ilkley and does not face the sun as other sites such as the Badger Stone does, that it was not deemed suitable for use as a carving surface by the inhabitants of the moor.
Some interesting sightlines include the Badger Stone, (east-south-east), Willy Hall's Wood (east) and Weary Hill (northeast)..
Probably the easiest way to get to the Neb Stone is to walk up Keighley Road until a track leads off to the west and almost directly to the stone.

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

The Neb Stone cups
Two possible cups on the face of the Neb Stone.


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