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Long Meg & Her Daughters

Stone Circle


"British Antiquities. — Of the rude memorials of the early inhabitants of this island, a considerable number occur in the county of Cumberland, the largest and most complete of these is the circle of stones called Long Meg and her daughters, in the parish of Addingham, on the road from that place to Little-Salkeld; this circle is 350 feet in diameter, and consists of stones of various kinds, and of unequal height; some above nine feet high, and others hardly appearing above the surface of the earth; on the south side, at the distance of about seventeen paces from the circle, stands a single upright stone, eighteen feet high, from which this monument derives its name, and between this and the circle are two others of smaller size, forming a sort of square projection from the south side of the circle."

From: 'Antiquities: Roman', Magna Britannia: volume 4: Cumberland (1816), pp. CXXVIII-CLXXXIX.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
30th October 2007ce

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