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| Wirksworth Moor Standing Stone |
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|Description ||Possible standing stone on Wirksworth Moor. There is some debate if it is a cattle scratching post, or a legit menhir. It is in a field opposite The Malt Shovel pub on the road from Wirksworth to Alderwasley. Grid Ref SK300542|
|Nic Barfield |
|It has also been suggested that this is a waymark stone on the late 1750s turnpike road, which took a more direct route across the (pre-Enclosure) Wirksworth Moor towards the top end of Stoney Hill. The large regular rectangular field abutting Moor Cottage farm and the walled boundaries of the current roads meeting at the Malt Shovel are the result of slightly later enclosures, and are shown as such on the Enclosure maps. |
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