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Backstone Circle

Stone Circle


This is a crazy place and almost defies interpretation - we had a go anyway!
What puzzles me is, why did the folk who built the structures around these stones not remove them? they must have hindered them.
There is a possible ditch and embankment.
Stu and I came up with the following possiblilities;
A complete fake
Stones that were placed there when the structure was built and served some sort of pratical purpose.
A robbed cairn with part of the kerb still in situ
A fourposter
A horse shoe with central stone.
A circle - we found two different possible routes for the circle.

The site appears to be on a similar contour and looks across the valley to the Backstone Beck enclosure.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
11th August 2003ce

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