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<b>Copney</b>Posted by 12pointerImage © 12pointer
OS Ref (GB):   H599782 / Sheet: 13
Latitude:54° 38' 53.89" N
Longitude:   7° 4' 19.1" W

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Copney Stone Circles are very impressive. There seems to be 2 smaller circles (about 16m in diameter) and a 3rd larger one (about 22m diameter) which is only one quarter exposed. A stone row of about 9 stones leads off one of the smaller circles. The circles are stone filled with a central cairn. The central cairn has a stone lined hole in the centre, one of the circles has a cap stone at the base. Like spokes in a wheel, the stones radiate from the centre out to the edge in rows of a bout 7 stones. As you can see by the images it is very over grown and some stones are extremely weathered. Obviously there has been some movement of the stones so it is hard to make any definate observations. Apparently there are another 6 stone circles beneath the bog yet to be uncovered. 12pointer Posted by 12pointer
6th April 2008ce