The ‘Pancake Stone’ on Pancake Ridge, Rombalds Moor, West Yorkshire.
This conspicuous stone is sits perched on the scarp edge, proud of the surrounding landscape and silhouettes the sky from easterly and westerly directions. It’s one of few named stones on early OS maps. First noted as carved in the 19th C, it was described in Boughey & Vickerman’s 2003 publication ‘Prehistoric Rock Art of the West Riding’ as:
‘Huge section of isolated bedrock balanced dramatically on crag edge, its flat upper surface level with the ground to S, very much worn by feet and carved with initials. Earlier records identified fifty-four cups, six complete and five partial rings, grooves.’
CSI: Rombalds Moor added the record to ERA in 2013.
Historic England area listing: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012006
This model shows the stones context and position in the landscape. It was created from around 50 drone images captured by Richard Stroud in October 2016.