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Anglezarke Moor Standing Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


Heading East from Black Coppice Cairn towards Round Loaf, the upright stone appeared on the horizon. The plateau on which it stands to the North of Hurst Hill had been badly burned last summer and most of the vegetation had been removed exposing the peat layer which was now eroding.

The site consists on 1 upright stone (a rare feature on Anglezarke) and the possibility of others emerging through the peat.

Views of the surrounding landscape are superb from here, with Great Hill to the North East, Round Loaf to the East, Winter Hill to the South and the Lancashire plain to the West.
Rivington Pike Posted by Rivington Pike
7th March 2004ce
Edited 17th August 2015ce

Comments (2)

Sadly, much nonsense has been talked about with regard to these stones.
There was a man called Andrew Mather who would have been about 120 if he was still alive today. Some 45-50 years ago he told me that when he was a boy, he had two friends and they called themselves 'The Triangle Gang.'
One of their favourite places to meet and camp was a small depression towards the southern end of Stronstrey Bank where there was a fairly tall upright stone. One of the boys carved a small triangle on the face of the rock as a symbol of their 'club.' Some time later, they carved a much larger triangle on the same rock.
Posted by DaveWilson
1st May 2012ce
Actual location of the standing stone is SD 62847 18388. There is also a mound with a cairn nearby (SD 62817 18303) that may be a burial site. Posted by Chris57T
10th April 2013ce
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