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    Lost circle near Ribblehead?

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    Post  Paulus on Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:55 am

    Howdo -

    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.

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    Post  QDanT on Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:48 pm

    leave it with us, and I'll post back
    cheers Danny


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    Post  Paulus on Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:32 pm

    QDanT wrote:leave it with us, and I'll post back

    Spiffing! Cool 
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    Post  QDanT on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:02 pm

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    Post  QDanT on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:25 pm

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    Post  Paulus on Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:37 am

    Hmmmmm..... Very intriguing indeed. What's y' opinion on site 3? Izzit a cairn circle or a hut circle? And has it been logged by those archaeology weirdoes? I wouldnee mind a venture up there next Wed or Thurs perhaps.
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    Post  Sunbright57 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:29 pm

    No 5 certainly looks like a settlement of some sort, but don't know how old it is. Could be medieval perhaps, doesn't look particularly prehistoric from the photos?
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    Post  QDanT on Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:37 pm

    Sunbright57 wrote:No 5 certainly looks like a settlement of some sort, but don't know how old it is. Could be medieval perhaps, doesn't look particularly prehistoric from the photos?

    I didn't post a photo of the medieval (just below the rk in parking
    I posted this at #5

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    which looks like a prehistoric cairn to me ? then again I only go out in the hills with an open mind and take a few photo's and share them on TNA.
    I'm more interested in the walk, a glass of wine and a pipe !

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    Post  QDanT on Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:51 pm

    Paulus wrote:Hmmmmm..... Very intriguing indeed.  What's y' opinion on site 3?  Izzit a cairn circle or a hut circle?  And has it been logged by those archaeology weirdoes?  I wouldnee mind a venture up there next Wed or Thurs perhaps.  

    Hi Paulus, I think it's  Mr Speight's 'Craven & NW Yorkshire Highlands' circle
    because of the boulder drawn top right

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    might be an idea to check the bearings of it to see if it's on the summer solstice sun rise though it looks too far towards the North ?
    just a thought, wed or thursday no problems  Smile  see you tuesday


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    Post  QDanT on Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:04 am

    I had the Bear work on it  Wink this is what he came up with

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    looks like from the middle of the circle the boulder is on the solstice sunrise line ?

    here's the winter solstice

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     cheers 


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    Post  Paulus on Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:36 pm

    You - err, sorry, (cough) I mean the Bear  Rolling Eyes  have been busy out there. Sterling work good sirs. I've gotta get out there and have a look at what you've both found the next time I'm down Yorkshire. Mebbe a coupla nites out on the moors would be a good idea, then we could get a lotta ground covered.

    The sunrise line is intriguiing...  Cool 

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