I was going thru Mr Speight's Craven & NW Yorkshire Highlands again t'other day, and was reading about the large "circle" he described, near Ribblehead viaduct. He told that about 100 yards along the road (west) from the viaduct, seemingly on the left-hand side of the road (it aint 100% clear) we had the following:
"nearer the wall there are indications of a rude, double circle, artificially formed of these dark weathered grits. The inner circle is about 20 yards in diameter and the outer one forms a narrow aisle surrounding it, with an outlet to the north; but some of the stones have been removed, probably to build and repair the adjoining fences. The situation is open and commands the country on all sides between the lofty moors and summits that hem in the dale-head. On the opposite side of the road are the remains of a couple of large cairns. They are presumably Danish. One was opened about a century ago (c.1790), and found to cover a rude stone coffin containing an entire human skeleton. The other large pile does not ever appear to have been examined. It is more than probable that many a furious battel has been waged here, as the possession of this prominent ridge, which dominates so many particular outlets, must have been of capital importance to every hostile tribe."
Danny? Have you been a-wandering this way? Izzit still there? Izzit logged by those useless archaeologists down there? Or izzit just one of the remains that are already logged, a bit further down the road? There's a distinct 'circle' image on GoogleEarth at SD 7622 7895 - incredibly close to where he described it to be. If I was down Yorkshire-way, I'd be up for an outing to check the place out (there's some other interesting airns and settlement remains nearby). Any info on this would be good.
Speighty also added one of those old drawings, right beneath his descritpion - but the image seems a bit smaller than the thing he described.