SK2775 : Barbrook I - Stone Circle on Big Moor

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Curbar, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Barbrook I - Stone Circle on Big Moor
Barbrook I - Stone Circle on Big Moor
Barbrook I is an embanked stone circle with a substantial stone cairn. It sits on a shelf of ground raised a little from the track, but lower than the moor behind it, so it cannot be viewed from either of the other circles to the north. here are 12 stones in a ring varying in diameter from 12.5 to 14.5 metres in an excellent example of a flattened circle, the bank is not a prominent feature. Only one stone rises above a metre in height, and it is quite markedly taller than the others. When the cairn above Barbrook I was excavated and restored in the early 1980's four carved stones were found. A rectangular slab with a cup and ring marking, a triangular slab with 4 cup marks along an edge, a single cup mark on small slab and a slab with 2 cups on one side and one on the other. All the stones are stored in the Weston Park museum in Sheffield. (Copyright 2007 - 2008 Neolithicsea.co.uk)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 24 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Religious sites  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2785 7557 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.5831N 1:35.0287W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2785 7556
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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