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Archaeology, folklore & myth of Britain's pre-christian sites & heritage: stone circles, holy wells, maypoles, tombs, archaic cosmologies and human consciousness. Everyone welcome - even Southerners!

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    Post  QDanT on Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:43 am

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    Out here at the perimeter, there are no stars.

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    Post  Sunbright57 on Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:04 pm

    Danny, to me that looks similar to a prehistoric cist, but I could be wrong. Or is it a holy well, doesn't really look like it though. Interesting find even so. Thanks. Ray Question

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    Post  lowergate on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:29 am

    Hi Danny & Teddy,

    Looks to me like the stones have been positioned to enclose a small issue/spring for use by livestock, otherwise one would just get a sprawling section of boggy ground. The spring I take it has long since dried up.


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    Post  deadagaindave on Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:30 am

    Paulus, Mikki, Bob the Great, and my good self, found a cist of exactly the same proportions on the Stanbury, end of Ilkley Moor, last year. Should be on here somewhere. There are other tomb remains and a fair old collection of superb cup and ring carvings near that one, including the Moonstone. It is the case that not all ancient burials occurred on hillsides. There are barrows and mounds on riverbanks, but some of them are definitely Saxon/Norse. Could be worth having an intense root around the area.

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    Post  Paulus on Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:28 am

    Looks intriguing... Doesn't look prehistoric though (to me at least) - but it'd be nice to be wrong! Looks like some sorta water-feature to me. Is that a small footpath by its side?

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