Horseshoe Rock, Lordenshaw (Aug 2005)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Carved rock on Birky Hill, W of Lordenshaw hillfort, Garleigh Moor, S of Rothbury, Northumberland.
Referenced ‘West Lordenshaw (Birky Hill) 1d’ on the Beckensall Archive (BA) and known more widely as the ‘Horseshoe Rock’. The archive describes:
“The motifs include a double groove enclosing many cups, some linked, and this groove becomes single, culminating in a cup and penannular. There are cups along the top in a line, and a linear groove. Different from all these are one, two and three–circled cups, two with grooves running from the cups and the other without. Other grooves roughly parallel, run to ground. There are at least two episodes in the marking of this rock, as the cups and rings were put there before the double groove.”
Model created from 13 stereo pairs captured by Joe Gibson of NADRAP Team 3 in August 2005. The imagery forms part of the full NADRAP archive deposited with Historic England & NCC.