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The Kirk

Stone Circle


"The Kirk has been used for social functions until comparatively recently. Well into the 19th century, the lord of the manor and his tenants congregated at the circle on Easter Monday afternoon. There they indulged in games of wrestling, dancing, hurling and leaping. Such pastimes were not without their dangers, and the last lord to attend broke his thigh during one of the games. Sober counsel prevailed, and the games were discontinued"

The Stone Circles of Cumbria
John Waterhouse
Pub. Phillmore & Co Ltd
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
23rd July 2005ce

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