Thornhow Crag Grisedale NY 382 154
The carvings were found by climber Paul Williams from Preston in June 1999 who sent us the information in Dec 2000
Having climbed up to the top of the crags the easy way! we discovered a number of separate outcrop panels with the petal motifs spread over a level area
Close examination found these to be incised by a metal tool maybe in the last 100 years or so (by sheep shears?) they are certainly old as the slow growing lichen has grown over the incised lines.
An interesting area to visit with prehistoric rock art nearby in Patterdale
Further to the comments on the incised stones Craigdhu Dumfries and Galloway
The incised stone found in a dyke wall in 1950’s Published in Discovery and excavation of Scotland
By John Pickin “ that stones with a similar marigold design were found at Whithorn dated to 8-10c AD” Stone now at the Stranraer Museum Acc no 2005.9