The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Miscellaneous Posts by The Eternal

Latest Posts

Blakeley Raise (Stone Circle)

This site has always been known locally as Kinniside Stone Circle. Blakeley Raise being the fell to the east (ish).

I read, in a non-archaeological source, that there were originally twelve stones, and that they were taken by local farmers for use as gate posts. After excavation of the site, the stone holes were measured, and after, the original stones were located and set back in their sockets, thus restoring the circle to its "original" condition. The book that states this doesn't quote a source. The book also states that the road that passes the circle is the same track as that of a Roman road that once existed. The author then goes on to state that this further proves the Romans' respect for native religious sites.

A little further to the south, on the flanks of Lank Rigg, the next fell, further evidence of prehistoric settlement and burial exists.
Eyes I dare not meet in dreams
In death's dream kingdom
These do not appear:
There, the eyes are
Sunlight on a broken column
There, is a tree swinging
And voices are
In the wind's singing
More distant and more solemn
Than a fading star.

T.S.Eliot "The Hollow Men"

My TMA Content: