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|Description ||Nine Ladies Stone Circle (aka Stanton Moor 2), Derbyshire GR: SK249635
Nine Ladies is a typical Derbyshire circle consisting of nine visible small standing stones embedded in a grassed over stone rubble bank approximately 11.5m by 10.5m in diameter. The site is the most popular in Derbyshire and much in the media spotlight due to quarrying plans in the area.
The stones are all composed of local millstone grit and none are taller than one metre in height. The bank has now all but disappeared, as has the cairn, which once lay in the centre. During the summer of 1976, the famous drought of that year brought to light a tenth stone which had lain unnoticed for generations beneath the soil.
|catherine Archer |
|The stone cicrle has many qualities that can only be apreciated when v|
|It's a lovely site. Walking up the hill from the bottom through beautiful woodland is half the fun of visiting; it's magical. When I got to the top I was the only one there and I really enjoyed it. Don't forget to leave the protesters a donation in their box at the bottom of the hill. The quarrying at the top of the hill is aweful. They've basically cut straight through a hillside from top to bottom. I don't understand how anyone could be granted the right to do this to such a beautiful part of the countryside; madness.|
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