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Dartmoor Site: Cuckoo Rock Cup Stone

Cuckoo Rock Cup Stone

Database entries

OS Map: SX 58463 68712
OS Source: HER
HER: MDV133689
Alternate name: Cuckoo Rock
Short Name: CS:Cuckoo Rock
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: HER
Cairn Class: No
Lidar: SX 58463 68712
Nearest Bus Stop: Meavy Primary School (4.3 km) [Route: 56]
Nearby sites: SX 58463 68712


"There appear to be eight circular cupmarks on the south-west corner of Cuckoo Rock in the Deancombe valley; apparently in pairs. Three pairs are arranged horizontally with a smaller pair just above them arranged vertically. Six of the marks measure approximately 5cm diameter by 2cm deep. The remaining two marks measure approximately 2cm diameter by 1cm deep. The carver likely stood on a boulder situated below to mark the rock. Reported to archaeologist at Dartmoor National Park authority who has visited the site (21/11/2022) and agrees with potential interpretation."

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