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Derbyshire

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Tunstead This circle, now destroyed, was thought to have measured 10.1 metres in diameter. It is thought to have been an embanked circle which once had outlying stones. It was excavated in 1905, but with no finds. Does not appear on O/S maps.

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Ford. Bullclough This circle is of uncertain status and is thought to have been a concentric ring. No measurements are reported and does not appear on maps.

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Bullring. Dove Holes This double entranced henge monument is now badly damaged, by quarrying, but is still recognisable. The outer bank of Limestone rubble has a height of 1.2 metres and a diameter of 75 metres, it was excavated in 1949 which showed that the ditch was originally about 2 meters deep and 10 meters wide. A ring of stones once stood within the monument but by 1789 all except one had been removed. This site would have looked very similar to Arbor Low, and is thought to date to around 2500-1700 BC.

SK.160636 Middleton & Smerril. (Arbor Low)- 9 miles from Buxton - between Villages of Youlgreave & Hartington This circle is oval in shape complete with bank and measures 83 meters by 75 meters with two entrances one on the N.N.W and the other on the S.S.E. The circle can be reached by walking up a slope towards the green bank. The internal area of Arbor Low has 3 dozen limestone blocks which are now collapsed but are originally thought to have stood in an egg shaped inner ring 37 metres by 41.5 metres. The site is thought to have been dated to around 2200-1500 BC. Arbor Low, name coming from the old English words Eoroburh-Hlaw meaning the Earthwork Mound.

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Abney Moor. Little Hucklow This site consists of 2 adjacent sites both of these are of uncertain status but are both recorded as circles. The first one measure 14.6 metres in diameter and the second one 15.3 metres in diameter. They do not appear on O/S maps.

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Smelting Hill. Offerton Moor This circle is of uncertain status. It is classed as a embanked circle measuring 10.2 metres in diameter. Does not appear on O/S maps.

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Offerton. Reform Stone This stone circle is another one of uncertain status but is thought to be an embanked, concentric ring it has a recorded measurement of 29.3 metres by 24.4 metres in diameter.

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Derwent. Moscar Moor Stone Circle, Hordron Edge This stone circle is of uncertain status. It has a diameter of 11 metres and is an embanked circle.

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Harthill. "Nine Ladies"(remains of) stone circle Also known as Nine Stone Close or Grey Ladies. This circle is ruined but recognisable and measures 13.1 metres in diameter. Legend has it that the nine stones were said to dance at Midnight. Although only four of the stones now stand it is known that there were 6 standing during an excavation in 1847, during which a few bits of pottery and a worked flint were discovered. It is thought that the circle may either have been part of a burial chamber or perhaps just a stone circle. There is a block of stone in a wall on the South side of the circle which may have been one of the reported nine. The four stones that do remain are the largest stones in Derbyshire. This site is dated to around 2200-1400 BC.

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Top Of Riley. Eyam This embanked circle is now unrecognisable and has no reported measurements. Does not appear on O/S maps.

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Eyam. Eyam Moor also known as Wet Withens Most of Derbyshire's circles are usually small, but one of the largest is Eyam Moor, which is 29.9 metres in diameter. It consists of 16 stones and is set within a circular bank of earth. Believed to have been excavated in 1840 there was no reported finds. A few stones lie on the Heathen bank. It is believed that this circle may also have had a centre stone.

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Brassington. East of Wirksworth This also consists of 2 adjacent sites both are now destroyed but the first one is thought to have measured 11.9 metres in diameter and the second one 6.7 metres in diameter. Does not appear on Maps

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Stanton. Doll Tor - Stone Circle This circle measure 6.1 metres in diameter and consists of a plain ring and a cairn. Doll Tor is an embanked ring and has 6 fair sized stones, with 2 now fallen, at some point in time some of the stones where joined by dry stone walling, several urned cremations and pygmy cups where buried in the interior. The circle is thought to date to around 15 century BC, but does not appear on O/S maps

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Broomhead Although ruined it is still recognisable and is thought to be a circle henge with a single row of stones. Does not appear on O/S maps.

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Stanton. Stanton Moor The three ringed cairns measure from 12.2 metres to 24.4 metres in diameter and have North and South gaps in their banks. In an area measuring approximately 60 ha. This is a remote heath-covered sandstone plateaux. During the bronze age period it is thought some 70 cairns, stone circles and a standing stone were erected. The Heathcote family have extensively excavated this area their finds are exhibited in the private museum in the village of Birchover. If you wish to find out more about this area you are advised to start at the museum, as even when the heather is low in winter some of these places are difficult to find. It is believed that this area was not only used for burial ground but also considered a place of worship by a bronze age tribe or group of tribes who lived in the area between 2200-1400 BC. This site does not appear on O/S maps.

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Stanton. "Nine Ladies" Stone Circle, on Stanton Moor Although called nine ladies it is thought that there may have been 10. Each stone stands less than 1 metre high and are placed on the inner edge of a slight embankment which is broken for entrances on the N.E. and S.W. There used to be a small mound in the centre which is no longer visible. This stone circle is 10.1 metres in diameter and to the S.W. has an outlying stone which is called King Stone and is a block of Millstone grit and is 58 cm high. It stands approximately 45 metres from the centre of the circle. Close to this circle are the three ringed cairns at Stanton Moor, this stone circle is well worth visiting and dates to the Bronze Age period.

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Frogatt. On Frogatt Edge also referred to as Stoke Flat A very large tall stone standing 1.1 metres high marks the S.W. entrance through a bracken grown bank. This circle consists of 2 concentric rings of stone which stand on the inner and outer edge of a bank. Six of these are on the inside of which one is a tall stone standing 1.1 metres high, acting as a portal stone. A further 5 stones stand on the outside of the bank. This circle is 11 meters in diameter. Excavations pre-1939 discovered an urn. This site has been dated to around 2200-1400 BC.

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Lawrence Field. Upper Padley This circle is of uncertain status and no recorded measurement or description can be found.

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3 Stone Circles, South of Little Barbrook Holmesfield Reservoir Barbrook I This is a flattened circle measuring 14.6 metres by 12.5 metres in diameter, embanked with outlying stones. This circle is reported to be well worth visiting. Consists of 13 stones and stands on the inner edge of a rubble bank. This circle is the southern most of the 3 circles in this area. It is reported that this specific circle was excavated by means of 2 robbing-trenches dug by the Duke of Rutland's Gamekeeper before 1939. It is thought to date to around 1500-2000 BC.

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Barbrook II. South of Barbrook Reservoir There is a second circle 13.4 metres in diameter which is embanked, the circle lies 275 metres north of the aforementioned. It was excavated in 1966 and an urn and flint were discovered. Although ruined it is still recognisable. 9 or 10 stones are reported to have stood against a dry stone wall of this particular circle. In the Western half of the ring there was a cairn which was over a pit. A collared urn, 2 flint scrapers, a flint knife and a cremation where found. The charcoal from this site was dated to between 1500-2000 BC.

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Barbrook III This third circle of the set is 450 metres N.N.E. of the other two and has 22 stones on the edge of a 30 metre diameter bank. It measures 26.5 metres by 24 metres and is a flattened circle. It has an uncertain status but is believed to be dated to around the same period as the other two in the area, 1500-2000 BC.

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Beeley. Hell Bank Plantation This circle is of uncertain status and is thought to be an embanked, concentric circle with a reported measurement of 13.7 metres in diameter. Does not appear on O/S maps.