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Walshaw Dean

Stone Circle


On 21st July 1902, a water engineer, Mr W. Patterson, announced the discovery of a Bronze Age stone circle.
The circle had 10 irregular stone uprights measuring 36 ft in diameter, with an inner horseshoe-shaped stone wall-like feature which was 12 ft across. One of the uprights was 6 ft 3 in long. The stones were of the local millstone grit. Remains of a cremation were also found.
The circle is now submerged beneath Walshaw Dean Middle Reservoir and only visible in times of severe drought.

In formation from

West Yorkshire Archaeological Survey say 10 stones of 0.6mtrs encircled a smaller circle
daveyravey Posted by daveyravey
6th April 2004ce
Edited 26th November 2004ce

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