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Roughtor Moors

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


If you had a time machine and wanted to bring a bronze age man to the present, you could do a lot worse than coming here, there was loads of them, women and children too. It's hard to tell where one settlement starts and another begins, nearly a mile separates one from another but not much seems to separate the two, it's all as big as a small modern town, are they even separate places at all ?
The ground is covered in lines of stones, long boundaries, big pounds with round houses in them, houses here and there and every where with the odd cairn thrown in just to confuse us, no wonder there's so many stone circles round here, this was a seething pot of humanity or as Obi Wan would call " a wretched hive of scum and villainy."
If these are all bronze age houses and there isnt much reason not to believe so, then it's a small logical step to presume that Fernacre stone circle barely a hundred yards away was the special place of those who lived here.
The past doesn't come to life here, it's all in the mind, but it does.
postman Posted by postman
21st March 2016ce

Comments (2)

This is a huge settlement. The bits in my shots from last year are south and southeast of Rowtor, the bits in yours must be quite a way over the west of that. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21st March 2016ce
Yes I was on the west side, trying to pick a straight line from the summit to the circle. It was massive, I haven't seen many this size or in such a good state. postman Posted by postman
21st March 2016ce
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