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Crow Stones

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Crow Stones
Monday 15/4/02
Only by the use of the pylons and an old sheep fold was I able to locate this site. With the help of the 1:25000 map I knew that these stones were almost in line with the last pylon before the road. This oval of stones really is huge, but it's very difficult to perceive the site overall as only four of the about 19 or 20 stones are not hidden in thick heather. This site appears on the OS map as an arc with it's open side facing NE. This is clearly wrong- there are stones along the NE arc. If anything there may be a gap in the very SE, but I reckon the stone(s) from here have either sunk in the peat, or have been removed. Were this site on a solid grass plain I think it would be of great importance and much visited. However, most of the stones are slowly sinking or have sunk into the peat and practically all are hidden in the dense heather. The site measures 43 m NW/SE by 33 m NE/SW- a fairly large monument- especially considering the other sites in the Whiteadder area.
Posted by Martin
24th April 2002ce

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