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Barbrook One

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Type  Stone circle
Period  Bronze Age
Periods  Bronze Age
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Location  Ramsley Moor, Peak District

Barbrook One (grid reference SK27857558) is a stone circle on Ramsley Moor in the Peak District.

Description

"Barbrook No. 1" is an embanked stone circle. It has one large standing stone (1 metre high) and 11 smaller stones (5 cm to 25 cm high). The circle has an internal diameter of about 13 metres, and it is surrounded by a rubble bank 3 metres wide.

The stone circle stands in a cairn field on Ramsley Moor. This includes "Barbrook No. 2" which is a ring cairn consisting of a rubble bank with internal diameter 13 metres. It is about 200 metres to the north by northwest of Barbrook 1. Altogether there are about 80 cairns on Ramsley Moor. The majority are less than 6 metres in diameter. Many are believed to be clearance cairns of later prehistoric date. Some of the larger cairns are likely to be Bronze Age funerary monuments. The area is a designated Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Two kilometres to the north is another stone circle known as "Barbrook No. 3" (or "Barbrook III").

References

Barbrook One Wikipedia


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