Ash Cabin Flat, Hallam Moor, South Yorkshire

Embanked Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference – SK 2693 8625

Getting Here

Follow Redmires road till you come to Wyming brook nature reserve and use the free parking facilities there.  From the car park you need the signposted path to the right of the notice board, the first one not the one by the metal barrier; climb the rocky steps and follow the line of the dry stone wall to your left, and after around 50 metres you’ll pass through a wooden gate.  You then continue following the wall as it heads downhill and the wall becomes broken.  Here you should notice a path that goes through the broken wall off to your left: don’t take it but continue another 50 metres or so, then turn 90° to your right facing the moorland.  The circle is around 50 metres into the heather.

Ash Cabin Flat Stone Circle – as of 26/5/09

Archaeology & History

A fairly well preserved late neolithic or early Bronze age embanked stone circle located in a sea of heather on Ash cabin flat on the Western outskirts of Sheffield and rediscovered in 1981 due to the moor being burnt back.

The site is oval in shape and around 9m x 7m diameter to the outer edge of the bank.

The banking is well preserved and shows there was no entrance to the interior.

There are around a dozen stones within and on top of the bank but it’s uncertain whether they are circle stones or packing stones from the bank, English Heritage have recorded 5 of the stones, 2 still standing, as stones that once stood making up the circle.

If you visit any time soon (23/11/09) you’ll find the moor has been burnt back again giving an excellent view of the site, when the heather is in full flow it’s as high as the highest stones making not only finding the circle nigh on impossible to find but also defining the site very difficult.

Additional Notes:

Ed- 1.12.9. – Following a visit to this site in the company of Megadread recently, we found what appears to be a number of other cairns on the flat moorland plain around this seeming cairn-circle site.  There also appeared to be distinct evidence of ancient walling. Further archaeological evaluations are required here.

References:

Burl, Aubrey, The Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press 2000.

© Geoff Watson, The Northern Antiquarian

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3 Responses to Ash Cabin Flat, Hallam Moor, South Yorkshire

  1. megalithix says:

    Hi Mega!

    Cheers for adding this. I really like the look of the place. The photo you’ve added really reminds me of the Roms Law, or Grubstones Circle, up on the tops near Ilkley Moor, here:

    https://megalithix.wordpress.com/2009/01/03/roms-law/ (soz the picture aint as clear – it’s a bugger to photograph at the best of times!)

  2. megadread says:

    They are rather similar aren’t they, we should do a home swap for a week so we can see each others sites. ; )
    As for adding the sites it’s my pleasure, the more people visit these places the more comfortable i feel about their well being, we stone nuts are the guardians of the sites aren’t we saddo’s that we are, eye’s and ears and all that sh*t should preserve them for the next generation hopefully.

  3. megadread says:

    Btw mate, have a perfect place to pitch filling all your requirements very close to all the sites i’ve added today. ; )

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