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|Description ||Looking east across the Nine Stones Close circle from the pock-marked stone at its NW. If these are genuine cup-marks in its outer-facing, northwest face, they are very deep. I wonder if it is significant that the stone was placed so that they catch the rays of the setting midsummer solstice sun? (I'm not sure if this circle has been re-built at any time, or whether they are in the same position as the original builders intended.) To its rear is the NE stone, and the northernmost corner of the SE stone can just be glimpsed to the right of picture.|
|I think these marks are natural weathering. There are similar marks on the rocks of Robin Hoods Stride. My theory is that the weathering on these stones was caused by glacial melt.
Great though, aren't they! :¬)|
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