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Stanton Moor

Sites in this group:

5 posts
Cat Stone Natural Rock Feature
32 posts
Cork Stone Natural Rock Feature
9 posts
Gorse Stone Natural Rock Feature
3 posts
Heart Stone Rocking Stone
152 posts
Nine Ladies of Stanton Moor Stone Circle
26 posts
Stanton Moor Central Stone Circle
22 posts
Stanton Moor North Stone Circle
17 posts
Stanton Moor South Stone Circle
2 posts
T44,45 & 46 Cairn(s)
5 posts
T55 cairn Cairn(s)
1 post
Tower Cairn Cairn(s)

News

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New Pilhough Quarry extension blocked in Peak District


A quarrying company has been refused permission to extend one of its sites in the Peak District in Derbyshire.

New Pilhough Quarry, near Stanton-in-Peak, which covers 14.5 acres (six hectares), would have been increased by more than two acres (one hectare)... continues...
moss Posted by moss
17th April 2012ce

No more quarrying on Stanton Moor


From the BBC:

Deal is agreed in park quarry row

A dispute over quarrying in the Peak District has finally been settled... continues...
baza Posted by baza
19th September 2008ce

Protesters to form a mile long chain chain


Tim Cunningham, 27th July 2005

A mile-long human chain will be formed to protest at new plans for a Stanton Moor quarry.

Residents of Stanton-in-Peak were devastated to learn Matlock quarrying firm Stancliffe Stone plans to extend a pre-existing quarry at nearby Dale View... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
28th July 2005ce
Edited 28th July 2005ce

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Fieldnotes

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The moor is around 60 hectares and contains 70 or so cairns mainly from the early bronze age. The most notable are all visble from the paths on the moor.
The Heathcotes (father & son) excavated most of the cairns and circles on the moor. They also tidied (?) some of the ones they dug, not necessarily to their original form.
stubob Posted by stubob
9th September 2002ce
Edited 12th December 2002ce

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Moors for the Future


An audio trail to download covering Stanton Moor; includes 9 Ladies, the cairn T2 and the natural outcrops
stubob Posted by stubob
24th January 2008ce

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Stanton Moor South (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Although the summer heather was thick, it very clearly helped define the raised bank. My accompanying photo shows a darker ring of heather, which immediately stood out as I wandered en route to the Nine Ladies. Good sized circle this. Posted by ruskus
10th August 2017ce

Nine Ladies of Stanton Moor (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

After not quite having time to get here in the past, I knew I would have ample time on this visit to soak the Nine Ladies in properly.

On arrival to the clearing in the woods, I could see there was plenty of life around (as I had expected there to be) - a couple of tents, and plenty of walkers passing through after brief stops to look at the stones.

It undoubtedly has an atmosphere here, but it also feels somewhat 'unloved', in a way. Even though it was a beautiful sunlit clearing, it felt a bit lifeless. No birds or butterflies - more like a vibe of a public play area - like a swing set or see-saw should have sat there. Again, I guess that may be due to the campers playing nearby - I'm sure another day it would feel very different.

That said, it's a great little circle itself - clinging on to it's surroundings - making the best of what it can offer us.
Posted by ruskus
8th August 2017ce

Nine Ladies of Stanton Moor (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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8th August 2017ce

Stanton Moor South (Stone Circle) — Images

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8th August 2017ce

Nine Ladies of Stanton Moor (Stone Circle) — News

More damage to the stones


Some scrote had carved more graffiti into a stone at nine ladies :(

https://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2016/05/14/yet-more-damage-to-nine-ladies-of-stanton-moor/
juamei Posted by juamei
14th May 2016ce

Nine Ladies of Stanton Moor (Stone Circle) — Images

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1st September 2015ce

Stanton Moor South (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

I've added a photo of a fairly distinctive stone in the path that might aid in spotting the circle. Posted by meg-y
13th April 2015ce

Stanton Moor Central (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

I've added a photo that should help identify the track to the circle. Posted by meg-y
13th April 2015ce
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