Bronze Age / Iron Age(?) Carved Rock (PRAWR 217)
Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire OS Map Ref SE096470
OS Maps - Landranger 104 (Leeds & Bradford), Explorer 297 (Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley)
This is a Victorian copy of the original much fainter carving.
View of the faint original carving (top of photograph) and Victorian copy (bottom of photograph). April 2003
Probably the most well known carved
rock on the Moor, the Swastika Stone is an unusual design and it is not clear
if it dates from the same time as the other rocks on the moor (the Bronze
Age) or if it a later Iron Age carving. Situated on the edge of Woodhouse
Crag with extensive views, there are in fact two Swastika stones here - the carving
closest to the footpath is a Victorian copy of the now much fainter original carving
just a metre or so beyond it.
PRAWR = Prehistoric Rock Art of the West Riding (Boughey and Vickerman 2003
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