SK1663 : Stones at Arbor Low

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Monyash, Derbyshire, Great Britain

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Stones at Arbor Low
Stones at Arbor Low
The odd name Arbor Low is apparently derived from Eorthburg Hlaw (earthwork mound)
An impressive Neolithic stone circle inside a sizable circular earthwork with the ditch being inside the bank, a feature of henge sites as opposed to fortified sites.
Legend has it that the stones were once upright but were flattened by early Christians who as usual blamed the Devil for anything a bit weird, but it isn't certain that they ever did stand. I reckon the fact that these stones are lying neatly side by side rather than in any old direction like if they had been pushed over suggests that they never were upright, but I could be wrong.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1606 6354 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:10.1242N 1:45.6731W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1602 6354
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Henge  Prehistoric Stone Circle 

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