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Stratford St. Mary Cursus, Suffolk

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – TM 0486 3433 Archaeology & History This short and dead straight cursus monument was first described in John Hedges’ (1981) survey, and later mentioned in Harding & Lee’s (1987) corpus on British henges as … Continue reading

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Staniston Hill, Stainburn, North Yorkshire

Standing Stone (lost):  OS Grid Reference – SE 2522 5010 Archaeology & History This long-lost standing stone gave its name to the small hill between the geological giants of Little Almscliffe and Almscliffe Crags, ‘Staniston Hill.’  Described as early as the 13th … Continue reading

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Dumgoyach Stones, Strathblane, Stirlingshire

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NS 53269 80727 Also Known as: Canmore ID 44605 Dungoiach Duntreath Getting Here You can either find your way to Duntreath Castle on the western edges of Strathblane and walk SW straight up the … Continue reading

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Rudston ‘D’ Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus: OS Grid Reference – TA 099 717 to TA 096 679 Archaeology & History To the north of Rudston village and its giant standing stone, running roughly parallel with the divinatory waters of the Gypsey Race river and passing … Continue reading

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Whispering Knights, Rollright, Oxfordshire

Chambered Tomb:  OS Grid Reference – SP 29936 30841 Also Known as: Five Knights Getting Here Follow the directions to reach the Rollrights stone circle, from Chipping Norton.  Walk past the entrance to the circle along the road for a coupla … Continue reading

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Swinside Stone Circle, Hallthwaites, Millon, Cumbria

Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference – SD 17163 88174 Also Known as: Chapel Sucken Chapel Suke L1/3 (Thom) Sunkenkirk Sunken Kirk Getting Here Bittova journey this — but well worth it!  From Broughton-in-Furness take the A595 road west, past Duddon … Continue reading

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Rudston B Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus:  OS Grid Reference – TA 0805 6697 to TA 0944 6755  Rudston Cursus 2 Archaeology & History One of the four (known) cursus monuments around Rudston: this one stretches between the Ordnance Survey coordinates TA 081669 near Kilham Grange … Continue reading

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Achnancarranan, Islay, Argyll

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NR 389 460 Getting Here From Port Ellen take the A846 road east to Laphroaig, and on the far side of the village, past the small forested part on your left, walk up the … Continue reading

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Nine Stones Close, Harthill, Derbyshire

Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference – SK 2254 6264 Also Known as: Grey Ladies Hartle Moor Stone Circle Getting Here From Bakewell take the A6 Matlock road, follow this till just past the signs for Haddon Hall where you take … Continue reading

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Ardtalla, Islay, Argyll

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NR 465 545 Getting Here Takes a bitta getting to this one, right at the far end of the road, leading to nowhere – so those of us who like Scotland for its vast … Continue reading

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