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Wirksworth III

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Wirksworth III</b>Posted by stubobImage © stubob
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Nearest Town:Wirksworth (1km E)
OS Ref (GB):   SK276541 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 4' 58.89" N
Longitude:   1° 35' 16.46" W

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<b>Wirksworth III</b>Posted by stubob


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I've dropped one of my remaining three bollocks....and so in all probability this stone should maybe removed from the website...As it is more than likely a rubbing post.
The Dodds, A.E & E.M, even mention it as such in their book "Peakland Roads and Tracks".

So even though the entry for the larger Bradstone on did mention two stones (one smaller than the other) at roughly this location, it would seem they referred instead to the, 'known missing', standing stone further to the east.

stubob Posted by stubob
7th March 2007ce

Visited here on Friday 28th October, and unable to locate any stone in the field. However, a small stone very much like the one in the photo was seen on a pile of rubble just through the gateway to the East of this field. Oh dear. Posted by rapter_robin
9th November 2005ce

From Wirksworth I this stone is in the field to the east... 200m away.
Perhaps 50-60cm tall when upright... and a complete contrast to the other 2 stones which stand/stood either side of it.
stubob Posted by stubob
1st December 2003ce
Edited 10th November 2005ce