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Craddock Moor Circle

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Craddock Moor Stone Circle 15th January 2013

I paid a return visit to this circle today to see if I could find some of the stones now lost to nature lying under the turf and gorse. The last time I was here there were about 15 stones showing, all recumbant and some only just identified by small patches of granite showing through the turf. Using a broken shaft from a steel shafted golf club I was able to probe the soft peaty soil and found 7 more stones within the setting, one of them being over 7 feet long and to the north-west of the circle. This is the tallest I have detected here. So I now know of 22 in total. Such a shame that this circle, just a stones throw from the 'flagship' Hurlers at Minions is being totally ignored and neglected because it isn't in the public gaze like the favoured ones.
Posted by Sanctuary
15th January 2013ce

Comments (2)

I can't think of a better circle to restore, imagine the 22 stones stood in a circle it would look amazing and from something/where most would have walked past without even knowing anything was there, another place to suggest to the people doing the King Arthurs down circles. bladup Posted by bladup
16th January 2013ce
I have that in hand as well Paul but you constantly get the usual money. We could do with a 'Stonehenge' down here which seems to have no trouble being funded! Posted by Sanctuary
16th January 2013ce
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