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Pikestones Cairn

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<b>Pikestones Cairn</b>Posted by treehugger-ukImage © treehugger-uk
Nearest Town:Adlington (5km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SD630174 / Sheet: 109
Latitude:53° 39' 5.28" N
Longitude:   2° 33' 35.46" W

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Yes, from the photographs this looks very much like the 'circle' I described back in 2002 posting on the Pikestones page: The alignment with Smithills Moor (Winter Hill) and the plantation treeline in the near distance appear to agree with my observations. No GPS in those days! Posted by Charles Wimpenny
11th March 2007ce

This site is roughly 300 metres from the pikestones on a bearing of roughly north! (sorry guys i didnt have my compass!) but the grid location given is exact.
Its a low mound circular in shape 3-4 metres in diameter on the side of the hill with a complete set of kerbstones i beleive this is the 'stone circle' mentioned in the fieldnotes on the pikestones which ive been looking for, for quite a while now winter visits are definately worth the effort!
treehugger-uk Posted by treehugger-uk
1st March 2004ce
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Would appear to be the Jepson's Gate bronze age cairn ( ADS record ID EHNMR-1029355 ) though has this as SD6217 . wideford Posted by wideford
1st March 2004ce