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|Description ||Wet Withens Stone Circle (aka Eyam Moor 1 Stone Circle), Derbyshire GR: SK225790
Wet Withens, sometimes known as Wet Withers (Old English for ‘the wet land where willows grew’), is the largest embanked stone circle in Derbyshire. Located on a slight slope, just above the 335m contour, to the west of an extensive cairnfield, the ten or eleven millstone grit uprights are placed at the inner edge of a continuous bank. The bank is approximately 31m by 29.5m internally in diameter, between 2m and 3m wide and 1m high and most unusually it has no entrances. In addition, a small cairn lies to the south-east of the centre.
Seven of the stones are still standing, but most of them are leaning and all are less than a metre in height, barely projecting above the level of the bank. The tallest stone, to the north-east, is about 0.70m tall and shaped like a chair. It also has three interesting circular indentations on the back which may be cupmarks, but could just as easily be natural.
|and I thought the name meant soggy sheep, (appropriate at least!)|
|what a crap picture!|
|You got a better one?! That's what it looks like.|
|andi, your bitchy comments are such a bonus to this website (not!!!)|
|john Bowker |
|it may not be photogeniic but it's a very spooky site, my fourth favourite ring in the peak.|
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