Graham White of Coldstream contacted me about a mysterious carving on the west-side of Broomridge, Northumberland. He wrote:
“There was also a bit of a mystery; at the West end of Broomridge I found a near-perfect 1.5 inch circle-groove with a beautifully domed centre mass.
It wasn’t quite a perfect circle -so I don’t think it is associated with drilling- which would have been a straight hole anyway. I don’t know if this has been mentioned by Stan Beckensall.
There were some other features on the same rock, within a metre or so, which looked like carvings of natural basin features. What do you think?”
As far as I know, this nice motif, which could well be the first stage of a cup, is not mentioned by Stan and/or on ERA. What do you make of it?