Listed on Pastscape as a “Broken standing stone on Anglezarke Moor. Possibly prehistoric, but more likely a med/post-medieval waymarker” this stone at least has its feet rooted in the ground, not in peat & is also situated away from any major stone working sites, but as with so much up here the question of its antiquity remains. In common with most of the Anglezarke sites whichever way you try to access this stone, bogs & tufty grass are on the menu!
Heading East from Black Coppice Cairn towards Round Loaf, the upright stone appeared on the horizon. The plateau on which it stands to the North of Hurst Hill had been badly burned last summer and most of the vegetation had been removed exposing the peat layer which was now eroding.
The site consists on 1 upright stone (a rare feature on Anglezarke) and the possibility of others emerging through the peat.
Views of the surrounding landscape are superb from here, with Great Hill to the North East, Round Loaf to the East, Winter Hill to the South and the Lancashire plain to the West.