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Barbrook Stone Row

Stone Row / Alignment


Big-Moor - a classic location NE of Baslow.

Prehistoric setting, 3 lovely stone circles, Barbrook 1,2 and 3 and a mass of burial cairns and rockart.
Rock-art largely simple cup marks.

Walking from roadside to Barbrook I, when about to turn right to view the SC, continue along the well worn track...on the left are 7 large stones set in an arc, alongside the trackway, but following the natural contour of the moor, as it starts sloping down towards the stream.

Heavy set boulders, there seems to be a second, partial row running parallel, 2-3 boulders on the opposite side of the track appear to be running parallel...?

Very intriguing, and in view of all the other prehistory within spitting distances, seems to be genuinely prehistoric.

Point to note, the line of stones does not point directly at the Barbrook I stone circle -
?possibilities are that it used to point to another feature, now lost?, or that it simply is following the contour of the slope, leading eventually to the SC?.
wiccaman9 Posted by wiccaman9
5th February 2016ce

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