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Gardoms Pit Alignment

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Nearest Town:Bakewell (7km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SK272729 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 15' 7.38" N
Longitude:   1° 35' 32.2" W

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You know it's time to give it a rest when you start looking for pit alignments in the summer grass and bracken.

100m ENE of the standing stone there's a 300m run (east-west) of square pits dating to the Bronze/Iron Age. Clay lined they would have at one time been capable of holding water.(In fact they still are, some of the less visible ones at the far eastern end are only visible in winter as they still fill up with water).
stubob Posted by stubob
21st July 2003ce
Edited 17th December 2003ce