Carved rock found during an excavation near Ford, Northumberland. It was moved to the Museum of Antiquities (now Great North Musuem: Hancock) in Newcastle and is referenced ‘Ford Westfield b’ on the Beckensall Archive (BA). It’s described as:
‘The stone has a curved edge and a flat edge, and the design of three rings around a cup, from which an incomplete groove emerges, fits the rock, suggesting that it was not outcrop rock onto which it was picked, but that the stone was chosen for the motifs. The figure has pick markings, without any attempt to smooth out the grooves, and the freshness of the motifs indicates that the cover had been placed over the cremation burials deliberately. The beginnings of a fourth groove is visible…’
This model shows the carved surface is created from imagery captured by NADRAP Team 2 in May 2006. The images formed part of NADRAP archive deposited with Historic England and NCC.