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Rawthey Bridge

Stone Circle (Destroyed)


"In the high street, leading from Kirkby Stephen to Sedbergh, near Rathey Bridge, is a circle of large stones, supposed to be a monument of druid worship."

From: The History and Antiquities of Westmorland and Cumberland
by Joseph Nicholson and Richard Burn
Published 1777
Available via Google Books

In this parish we have a Stone Circle near Rawthey Bridge.

From: 'Parishes (East Ward): St Oswald, Ravenstonedale', The Later Records relating to North Westmorland: or the Barony of Appleby (1932), pp. 214-26. URL:

The ancient Briton, who were here, have left behind them but few traces of their occupations, but in the Fell End Angle, the south-eastern quarter of the parish near Rawthey Bridge, there are megalithic remains of a stone circle.

From: A Tour In Westmorland by Sir Clement Jones, published 1948

Rawthey Bridge
Little is known about this site. Nicholson and Burn place it by the road from Kirkby Stephen to Sedbergh near Rawthey bridge, i.e. just on the edge of the Howgill Fells. They describe it simply as a circle of large stones, supposed to be a monument of Druid worship.

The Stone Circles of Cumbria
John Waterhouse
Pub. Phillimore &Co.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
7th June 2007ce
Edited 3rd July 2007ce

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