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Cuddy's Cave

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Current location: Countryside

Displacement history: Still at original location


Topography: Not Recorded


Panel type:

  • Rock Shelter

Panel dimensions: Not Recorded

Cultural period: Prehistoric


General notes:
 
There are many similarly-named caves in the north, from a pet name for St.Cuthbert, whose body is said to have rested there on its long journey from Lindisfarne.
 

Motifs:  Curved groove: at least 2 foundCup and ring: at least 2 foundCup and multiple rings: at least 2 found

Art description:

Although motifs on it have disappeared, George Tate (1865) has left an account and drawings of them. He says, "On the scalp of the rock where it dips into the hill, four figures are traceable; but from being very much defaced, it is difficult to make out these forms, even when viewed under a favourable light". The figures that he draws are a cup and ring, a cup, ring, a second interrupted ring from which curved grooves extend, a cup and three concentric rings, and a cup and two concentric rings. On the perpendicular western face he found and drew some other designs which are not of the same type; he thought them more likely to be medieval.

 

 
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