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Sanctuary Wood

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

<b>Sanctuary Wood</b>Posted by stubobImage © stubob
Nearest Town:Bakewell (5km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SK224630 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 9' 47.8" N
Longitude:   1° 39' 53.72" W

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This Early Bronze Age settlement lays a couple of hundred metres south of the Nine Stone Close. There's no upstanding remains between the two low rock outcrops that occupy the site apart from a small circular mound of stones. These may be stones of field clearance although the circular nature of it looks a bit weird if that's the case.
We found a few flint flakes in the mole hills in the area.
G. A Makepeace described and excavated here in the 1960's, whether this was published I don't know but getting hold of the report may help in understanding the site.
stubob Posted by stubob
13th December 2013ce
Edited 18th December 2013ce