Silver Well
Bronze Age Cup Marked Rocks (PRAWR 238)

Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire  OS Map Ref SE105466
OS Maps - Landranger 104 (Leeds & Bradford), Explorer 297 (Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley)


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A little further down the hillside and northwest of Weary Hill stone are 4 cup marked rocks close to the track that leads west from Keighley Road to Silver Well Cottage. Two of these stones have a single cup each while the third has 4 cups, some of which could be natural. The fourth stone, just south of the track, is a large rock that protrudes out of the undergrowth and has 10 cups along its curved top surface. These cups are all roughly the same size and set closely together with 2 of them joined by a groove, forming a dumbbell figure. As usual the significance of these carvings is unknown.

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


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