Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Caldy Hill, Wirral
But the real mystery is the strangely-shaped indentation which looks as if a person could fit their back and head inside it. Think of a vertical oblong, with the top two edges rounded off and with a smaller round bit on top.
What was it for, and who made it?
Was it a modest shelter for shepherds, who would perhaps light a fire then nestle into this odd chair? But surely a small hut would have given more shelter, especially if the wind was blowing towards the rock face.
Was it, as someone suggested, a Celtic ossuary carved to hold a display of bones or similar items for religious purposes?
Was it a Viking look-out point? The location seems to make this unlikely, as it does not offer a particularly advantageous view of the surrounding area