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Backstone Circle

Stone Circle


" The walling is about one hundred years old and has been used for sheepfolding in living memory. At the back, however, are the remains of a rectangular building which was probably a dynamite store for the small quarry behind the fold. The tall, pointed stone and outlying smaller standing stones are thought to have prehistoric origins but a full excavation would be necessary to substantiate this".

from "Find The Past on Ilkley Moor"
A booklet published by Bradford Metropolitan Council
available from the Cow & Calf Tea kiosk
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
11th August 2003ce

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