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I paid a visit to the Nines Stones circle on East Moor today with a Historic England officer for the area and an AONB Project officer to inspect the condition of the circle. It has been put on the Heritage at Risk register due to its condition. Horses/cattle/sheep visit it daily for water and have done for years and in doing so tear up the surface leaving as you'll see in the following vid clip, like a boating lake when full of water. Obviously for the past three months it has dried up and now nearly devoid of water due to no rain falling (what you see is what we believe to be water from a rising spring which in itself is drying up and the main attraction for the animals). About a hundred yards away is a 'real' drinking hole, now dry as dust.
My volunteer clearance team (TimeSeekers) have offered our services in helping to get the site off the register by assisting HE and the AONB in a project to make all the required repairs to the ground and possibly re-erecting the fallen and severely leaning stones under the supervision of a qualified archaeologist. Today that first step was taken.

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Posted by Sanctuary
2nd August 2018ce

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