Snowden Carr Carving (570), Timble, North Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 17766 51295

Getting Here

Cup-marked stone no.570

Follow the directions to reach the Snowden Moor settlement and, from the Upper D-shaped enclosure (at SE 1782 5131) walk west up the sloped hillock 30 yards west and, on its top, head to its northern edge where a small cairn can be found.  The carving is next to it.

Archaeology & History

Very close to what seems to be the boundary between the Snowden Moor Settlement and its adjacent Cemetery is this small earthfast rock with three cup-markings on it, two of which may be linked by a small line.  I have to say that we have to be cautious about the veracity of this carving.  By the side of this stone is what seems to be the remains of a cairn.


  1. Boughey, Keith & Vickerman, E.A., Prehistoric Rock Art of the West Riding, WYAS: Wakefield 2003.

© Paul Bennett, The Northern Antiquarian

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