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White Edge Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

The cairn is located on the plateau above White Edge with commanding views of the surrounding countryside. I comprises of a number of large boulders of which several appear to radiate from the center of the cairn. I didn't have a tape measure with me when I visited it but would estimate it to about 8m in diameter.

To find this cairn park in the lay-by South of the Grouse Inn on the A625. Walk back up the road, go past the Grouse Inn and turn right along the bridleway across the field towards White Edge ( Go through the birch woods and where the path divides turn right up the escarpment. Soon you will have a dry stone wall to the right of the footpath. When you reach the top you will see a large head-shaped rock ( jutting out from the edge off to the right. Don't follow the path which leads towards this distinctive rock feature, instead carry on in the same direction (East-southeast) but now make sure the line of the wall is to your left. The wall turns through an acute angle which is marked by an ancient boundary marker, the Hurkling Stone. ( Stop here and turn South West. The cairn is about 50 from the boundary marker.

White Edge Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Fingerem Stone (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

No real trace of Fingerem Stone can be found today. In 1888 Sidney Addy stated: "As we continue our journey towards Fox House we come to a place which, on Fairbank's map, is called Fingerem Stone. No such word is now known to the people of the district whom I have questioned. The position of Fingerem Stone is nevertheless made clear by the map. It is on the left-hand side of the road as one travels from Ringinglow to Fox House and near to the last-named place. I was not permitted to approach the spot for fear of disturbing the young grouse, but as far as one could judge from the road it is a heap of stones scattered here and there. I cannot say more without a nearer examination. As Fingerem Stone is about three hundred yards from an old earth-circle (Cicely Low) to be presently mentioned, one may be pretty sure that Fingerem stands for Thingeram, the th having been changed to f, just as swarth has become swarf (wheel-swarf). Indeed the change from th to f is common. What, then, is Thingeram? Thingar may possibly be A.S. pingere, an advocate, or priest. The final syllable may be hám, home, house. It will be noticed that a place called Parson's House, on the other side of the road, is adjacent. Parson's House, however, is not connected with Thingeram, for it was built, I am told, or owned by the Rev. Thomas Bingham early in the present century, after the enclosure of the commoms."

Fingerem Stone (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Barbrook I (Stone Circle) — Images

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Wet Withens (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Wet Withens</b>Posted by MartinRS

Eyam Moor Barrow (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Eyam Moor Barrow</b>Posted by MartinRS

Ash Cabin Flat (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Ash Cabin Flat</b>Posted by MartinRS

Seven Stones of Hordron Edge (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Seven Stones of Hordron Edge</b>Posted by MartinRS

Bamford Moor South (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Bamford Moor South</b>Posted by MartinRS

Ciceley Low (Ring Cairn) — Images

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