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|Description ||Visited here to investigate reports that the circle had been destroyed and yup, it's gone! A sad cluster of rocks heaved out and dumped near the style still bear JCB marks and the field in which the circle stood has been stripped down to the soil and is now grassed over.
This was a listed, protected monument and I'm sure the landowner can be prosecuted if the destruction was carried out without permission.
Local folklore also tells that a number of stones were taken from the circle to build the nearby Bradup Bridge.
This pic shows the area in which the circle used to sit.
|Owner needs to be prosecuted ASAP. We need to fing the 'proper complainant'. This would be whoever it is that makes the area a protected monument in the first place. Prison is the only deterrent for this kind of vandalism. |
|andy h |
|Unfortunately, after contacting English Heritage they have informed me that the monument was 'desheduled' in 1994. Someone appears to have made a mistake as they described the circle as "a random collection of naturally-occurring boulders and small quarry holes". I know the boulders they mean and these were often mistaken for the circle, which sat about a hundred yards to the north with one stone remaining amongst earthworks.... often overgrown and with farm waste dumped on it!
So someone has visited the wrong place, then recommended it for descheduling. Which means that the landowner who destroyed the remains of the circle cannot be prosecuted.
Nice one EH!|
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