NY8206 : The Nine Standards

taken 2 months ago, 4 km from Heggerscales, Cumbria, Great Britain

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The Nine Standards
The Nine Standards
The origin of the nine “stone men” or columnar cairns on the summit, is a mystery, and some of the cairns, which are about 10 feet tall, are now in a perilous state. According to Wainwright, whose Coast to Coast route crosses the fell, they are very ancient and are marked on 18th century maps. One theory is that they were constructed by the Roman army to look like troops from a distance.
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Saturday, 25 June, 2022   (more nearby)
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Monday, 27 June, 2022
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Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8249 0657 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:27.2528N 2:16.2946W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8250 0645
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