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Ringstone Edge Moor

<b>Ringstone Edge Moor</b>Posted by daveyraveyRingstone Edge Cairn Circle © daveyravey
Nearest Town:Ripponden (2km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SE044183 / Sheet: 110
Latitude:53° 39' 39.05" N
Longitude:   1° 56' 0.27" W

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A small, intriguingly named moor to the west of Halifax with some interesting features (a robbed tumulus, a stone circle, the site of burial mounds and an Iron age embankment). You can walk around them in a few hours and see lots of wildlife. daveyravey Posted by daveyravey
2nd February 2004ce
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Nor can I omit to mention, as one more example of stone circles in the parish of Halifax, a ring of stones, which is not altogather destroyed, in the township of Bankisland. The stones of this circle are not now erect, but lie in a confused heap, like the ruins of a building, and it is probable that many of the largest have been taken away. It gives the name of Ringstone Edge to the adjacent moor.

Gentleman's Magazine Library
Edited by George Lawrence Gomme, FSA.
Archaeology Part II
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
12th November 2007ce


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Magic Scheduled Monuments

A map of scheduled ancient monuments on Ringstone Moor.
daveyravey Posted by daveyravey
2nd February 2004ce
Edited 2nd February 2004ce

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Ringstone Edge Cairn Circle — Fieldnotes

I had a good look at this place last week. This would have made a very impressive site if the stones had still been there.

My grandfather used to tell me that a local farmer pulled down the last of the stones sometime in the 1940s. Apparently he remembered this site from his childhood years when there was more to see.

Still a nice place to visit in nice weather.
Posted by Comus
29th August 2008ce

Ringstone Edge Mounds (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

After a closer inspection of the monuments record I have found some of these mounds. All are concentrated in a relatively small area and one has narrowly escaped being quarried away (photos to come later, I don't seem to be able to post them at the minute). At least one is visible on the sky line looking into the direction of the sun. daveyravey Posted by daveyravey
7th December 2005ce

Ringstone Edge Cairn Circle — Fieldnotes

I had a closer shufty around here today and found what could be an inscribed stone. It is broken but has a definite cross with a border around it. I have a picture and it will appear here shortly.
I found four large stones today, one at least five foot tall but laying prostrate. The other three were between 2 and a half and three foot tall, again, laying prostrate.
daveyravey Posted by daveyravey
7th December 2005ce

Ringstone Edge Cairn Circle — Miscellaneous

"On top of a flat plateau on this moor, with an extensive view on all sides save on the north, where there is a gentle slope for some hundreds of yards up to the summit of the hill, there are distinct traces of a circular ring of small stones. Pygmie flints have been picked up within a yard or two, but the only other fact to be noted about this earthwork is that there is a tradition to the effect that much earth has been removed from this site. It is not altogether impossible that this is a scanty remnant of a round barrow"
The Ancient History Of Huddersfield: Early Man In The District of Huddersfield by James A. Petch 1921
daveyravey Posted by daveyravey
9th March 2005ce

Ringstone Edge Cairn Circle — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Ringstone Edge Cairn Circle</b>Posted by daveyravey<b>Ringstone Edge Cairn Circle</b>Posted by daveyravey daveyravey Posted by daveyravey
7th March 2005ce

Ringstone Edge Cairn Circle — Fieldnotes

'Ruinous remains of what on the map is called a 'cairn circle'. 35 paces across; various clumps of stones dotted around it, one fallen stone about 3.5' long; one pile of stones larger than anything else at its southern end; a distinctively sized stone at its centre; enother, oblong, fallen stone travelling clockwise from there about 2' long; another small but distinctive clump a little further round again; a clump of stones at the centre. The whole thing is perhaps embanked.'

- 28 February 2004
Posted by FlopsyPete
14th March 2004ce

Ringstone Edge Mounds (Round Barrow(s)) — Miscellaneous

Nearby is the Wolf Fold SAM at SE044182 , which is well known . These are more difficult but are a Scheduled Ancient Monument SE01NW 9 at SE048187, a Bronze Age cairnfield consisting of at least seven cairns , all but two ploughed flat . wideford Posted by wideford
2nd February 2004ce

Ringstone Edge Mounds (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Nothing immediately visible on a highly cultivated hill top, but some slightly raised areas could be mounds. There is however a scheduled ancient monument here somewhere, according to Magic.

1st February 2004
daveyravey Posted by daveyravey
2nd February 2004ce

Meg Dike (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

A celtic enclosed settlement visible from the roadside. Still an imposing set of earthworks. Judging by the weather, the banks may be for protection from the wind rather than defensive, as they only defend from two sides. There is a quarry at the back so other banks may now be ruined.
Dave 28th December 2003
daveyravey Posted by daveyravey
29th December 2003ce
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