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|Description ||Barbrook II Stone Circle, Big Moor, Derbyshire
Barbrook II stone circle is not marked on any of the maps but is located 600m to the north-north-west of Barbrook I. It is of a similar size to Barbrook I, consisting of an irregular set of nine (originally ten) stones set into a low dry-stone wall, 14.5m by 13.5m in diameter, 3.5m wide and 0.5m high, with one entrance to the north-east.
A small cairn is located in the interior. Only one of the standing stones, to the west-south-west, is taller than the surrounding wall, but there does not appear to be any special reason why this should be so.
Around the midsummer solstice in 1988 and 1989, the circle was criminally altered by 'persons unknown'. The monument has now been fully restored to look as it would have done circa 2000BC, following partial re-excavation in October and November 1989 by the Peak Park Joint Planning Board in consultation with English Heritage.
The archaeological finds can be seen in the Sheffield Museum.
|thanks for putting vicky and the baby in the picture for scale|
|john Bowker |
|nice to see the ring again. not been to it scince 87, I,d heard it had been messed up by 'idiots' and could'n't face seeing it like that so it's great to hear it's had a full service and is back on line.|
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