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|Description ||Grassington 'D' - a new circle? Nick Park shows the Northern Earth Walks group another potential prehistoric site. All of the people on the left are standing on a recumbent stone. The walking pole is placed next to one. The 2 people on the right are standing where probing the ground indicated a stone. The circle was paced out to be approx. 50-60 feet in diameter. To the west, where the surface peat had been eroded, evidence of enclosure walling was obvious.|
|I like it. Not so much a stone circle as a stonehunter circle !|
|oh I can tell I'm off for a wander :-)|
|This would be the first recumbent stone circle in Englad wouldn't it?
Do you really mean recumbent?|
|Hi Cosmic. I mean a circle of stones that are laid on their sides! Apologies for any confusion :-)|
|We have had this confusion before. There is a difference between stones that have fallen and so become recumbent and stones that were deliberately laid flat and were intended to be recumbent. Is that what this is, Dave? A laid flat recumbent circle or a fallen over recumbent circle?|
|Nick Park found it a while back and 'suspects' it to be a 'fallen over' circle of stones. As far as I'm aware, it's not recorded or been investigated. He posted his comments on the MegPort and so a group of us decided to meet up with him to have a look. It was the first time the rest of us had seen the site. Personally, I couldn't say what it is! Which is why I posted it as a 'potential' prehistoric site. (Hoping others will go check it out and give us their opinion). Maybe it's a load of boulders that happen to have flattish tops, in a circle shape?! :-)|
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