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Harboro' Rocks

Rocky Outcrop


This is a summary of an article printed in Archaeologia volume 9.
Mr. Rooke is the author of the next article, which informs us of druidical remains on Harborough Rocks, Derbyshire; viz. circles, caves, basons, &c. The most remarkable is a rock cut in the shape of a great chair, near another stone having a bason at the top. One of these huge rock-chairs is situated at the side of a small plain opposite to a rock-idol. They are supposed to have been the occasional seats of the officiating druids; who, being near the rock bason, might conveniently consult the pure water, or snow, collected in it.
From p9 of the Monthly Review v2, 1790 (which is online at Google Books). Pretty much says what Stubob says! but 200 years before.

In the 1920s at least, the cave on the south west face was "known locally as the Giant's Cave".

so says p204 of 'Exploration of Harborough Cave, Brassington.'
A. Leslie Armstrong
The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 53. (Jul. - Dec., 1923), pp. 402-413.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th April 2007ce
Edited 16th April 2007ce

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