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Blakey Topping

Stone Circle


Frank Elgee's assessment of the Blakey Circle from his Book "Early Man in North East Yorkshire" published in 1930.
"Three large standing-stones about 6 feet high on the south-west side of Blakey Topping, that singular hill seven miles north of Pickering, are the remains of a circle about 18 yards in diameter. Two or three hollows in the ground indicate the position of other stones, some of which are serving as gate-posts near by. Others have been broken up to help build a wall. These stones are associated with a large settlement site similar to that on Danby Rigg, not very far from the imposing Bridestones and approached by an ancient trackway known as the Old Wife's Trod".
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
16th September 2003ce
Edited 19th September 2003ce

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