Where to park Nine Ladies?
Parking: The roads adjacent to Stanton Moor, where Nine Ladies Stone Circle is located, are very narrow and not suitable for parking on. Formal car parking is available at SK 4108, 6245, to the North East of Birchover, about 1.5km from the circle.
Who owns Stanton moor?
Stanton Moor is owned by Stanton Estates and managed by English Nature, and free access is allowed throughout the year.
How old is the Nine Ladies Stone Circle?
about 3,000 to 4,000 years ago
Most of these are thought to date from the Bronze Age, about 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. More than 70 stone cairns and barrows are known, and excavations over the past 100 years have demonstrated that many served as places of burial.
Why are there millstones at Stanage Edge?
These particular millstones are thought to date from the early nineteen hundreds and were probably pulping stones. They were abandoned where they were made due to a collapse in demand. They have now become one of the iconic Peak District views and a reminder of the area’s industrial past.
Which county has the most stone circles?
Aubrey Burl’s gazetteer lists 1,303 stone circles in Britain, Ireland and Brittany. The largest number of these are found in Scotland, with 508 sites recorded. There are 316 in England; 187 in Ireland; 156 in Northern Ireland; 81 in Wales; 49 in Brittany; and 6 in the Channel Isles.
Where is the sofa Stone Peak District?
|Eyam Moor near Grindleford
|53°18′27″N 1°39′47″WCoordinates: 53°18′27″N 1°39′47″W
How many stone circles are in Derbyshire?
20 stone circles
Most people immediately think of Stone Henge, but did you know there are over 20 stone circles, cairns and henges in Derbyshire, not to mention hill forts, burial chambers and barrows! Derbyshire is littered with the remains of past lives, civilisations and cultures, many of which remain a source of mystery and legend.
Can I visit Peak District now?
The Peak District National Park is not gated on entry, and may be accessed by road, rail and on foot at all times 365 days a year. There is no charge to enter the general area of the National Park, but fees may apply for private land and car parking.
What is the Nine Ladies stone circle?
The stone circle known as the ‘Nine Ladies’ stands in a clearing on Stanton Moor in the Derbyshire Peak District, surrounded by young ash, silver birch and beech trees. The circle is approximately 11m in diameter and consists of nine upright stones, all under a metre in height and composed of local millstone grit, a type of sandstone.
Where is the stone circle in Derbyshire?
Situated on Stanton Moor, Accessed from Lees Road, Stanton in Peak, Youlgreave, Derbyshire, DE4 2LS A small early Bronze Age stone circle traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday. It is part of a complex of prehistoric circles and standing stones on Stanton Moor.
What is the stone circle on Stanton Moor?
A small early Bronze Age stone circle traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday. It is part of a complex of prehistoric circles and standing stones on Stanton Moor. Managed by the Peak District National Park Authority.
Why are there nine ladies turned to stone on Stanton Moor?
A small early Bronze Age stone circle traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday. It is part of a complex of prehistoric circles and standing stones on Stanton Moor. Something unexpected occurred with the service. Please try again later.