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Leacet Circle (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Leacet Circle</b>Posted by olly<b>Leacet Circle</b>Posted by olly olly Posted by olly
28th March 2017ce

Leacet Circle (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

The easiest way (but not most direct) to get here is a walk up through Centre Parcs, follow signs for activity centre, then follow signs for the horse riding centre, short walk up the steep hill. You can then follow the right of way down an incline through the trees to the South east corner of the plantation where you cross a stile to a field. Now next bit is not a path so keep to the edge and dont walk on the crops, follow the field along the plantation going due west north west and you will get to the stones.
On your way back through centre parcs you could have a shot on the canyon water slide or the flumes (if they are open) just remember your swimming gear.
olly Posted by olly
28th March 2017ce

Thompson's Rock (Holed Stone) — Images

<b>Thompson's Rock</b>Posted by baza<b>Thompson's Rock</b>Posted by baza baza Posted by baza
15th March 2017ce

Beacon Hill (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Beacon Hill</b>Posted by tomatoman Posted by tomatoman
11th March 2017ce

Middleton Tyas - Five Hills (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Links

The Smell of Water - Five Hills Barrow


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
9th March 2017ce

Piercebridge Barrow Alignment (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Links

The Smell of Water - Piercebridge


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
9th March 2017ce

Saltergate Moor (Stone Row / Alignment) — Links

The Smell of Water - Saltergate Moor Cairnfield & Stone Row


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
9th March 2017ce

Beacon Hill (Hillfort) — Folklore

Beacon Fire- Mr. Langham, of "Needless Inn," informs me that he well remembers that thirty-four years ago there stood, on the highest point of Beacon, an erection of rude and ancient masonry, about six feet high, of a round form, and having in its centre a cavity about a yard deep and a yard in diameter, the sides of which were very thickly covered with burnt pitch. This, he says, had all the appearance of having been used for holding the beacon fires. He remembers, too, that at that period, the entrenchments were much more visible than they are now [...]
History and Antiquities of Charnwood Forest, T.R. Potter, 1842, p48.

Beacon Hill. - Not satisfied with my single opinion of these extraordinary remains, I requested Mr. Lester, a highly intelligent farmer and surveyor, who lives at the foot of Beacon, to examine them. He was perfectly astonished. Though long resident, almost upon the spot, and aware of the remains described as lying on the south-west side of the hill, it had never occurred to him that there were others. "Often," says he," as I have crossed that wonderful hill, and always with the feeling that it was a charmed spot, I have been either so occupied with the distant prospects, or so circumscribed in my immediate view by the inequalities of the surface, that I have never before once noticed the most remarkable fortifications to which you have directed me."
Potter, p49.

Wake at Nanpantan. - The Annual Wake, now kept on Nanpantan, but formerly kept on Beacon, the origin of which is lost in obscurity, may be a remnant of [a Druidical] festival.
Potter, p45.
I'll take the Druidical festival with a pinch of salt, but the Beacon must have seen its fair share of revels. I totally understand the farmer not being able to look round for "inequalities of the surface" - that often affects me. And I like his italicisation of charmed... it hints at a fairyish spot.

Collected into 'County Folk-lore: Printed extracts no. 3, Leicestershire and Rutland' by C.J. Billson (1895).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th March 2017ce
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