Dunstone cup marks, DartmoorYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Dunstone Rock is situated on a triangular green in Lower Dunstone village near Widecombe-in-the- Moor, Dartmoor (Devon, UK). This weathered granite boulder features 13 cups, but how many are natural is a matter of debate. The date of cup marks are unknown, though the speculative designation of Prehistoric/Bronze Age has been suggested. It is also known as the “Rent Stone” for there was a local tradition of paying rent money and tithes by placing the coins in the cups. This practice has been documented to carry on into the 20th century as every 5 years commoners would have to pay rents to stewards on top of the stone (for more details visit http://www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk/dun_stone.htm).
Use matcap to view the cup marks on top of the stone.