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Wikipedia: Duddo Five Stones
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Duddo Stone Circle


Northumberland's answer to Stonehenge! The stone circle is located just under a mile north of Duddo, close to the border with Scotland. The stone circle was built in the early Bronze Age, about 4,000 years ago. On some maps the site is known as "Duddo Four Stones" on others "Duddo Four Stones" - originally there may have been six or even seven stones. Excavations in 1890 recorded six stones. Today there are five stones, of weathered sandstone, which vary in height from 1.5m to 2.3m, with the largest stone being 1.8 wide and 0.5m in depth.[1] The stone circle surrounds a central burial pit which had charcoal and bone in it. Duddo Stone Circle is a Scheduled Monument.

Duddo Five Stones is a stone circle north of Duddo in North Northumberland, approximately 4miles (6km) South of the Scottish Border. The stones were known as the Four Stones until 1903, when the fifth stone was re-erected to improve the skyline. There were originally seven stones, the empty sockets of two stones being found on the western side during excavation in the 1890s

The stones themselves are a soft sandstone and have become deeply fissured by natural weathering since erection in the Early Bronze Age approximately 4000 years ago

The site of the Duddo Stones offers panoramic views of the Cheviot Hills to the South and the Lammermuir Hills to the north

The circle is accessible via the B5364 road, through a gate and up a path. The stones are on private land with no formal right-of way, but the landowner has cleared a permissive path across the field to the stones.

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Duddo stone circle, 800m north east of Grindonrigg - List Entry
- "....The monument, also known as Duddo Five Stones, includes a stone circle of Neolithic/Bronze Age date, situated on top of a large knoll overlooking the River Tweed to the ...

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- "Although shown as 'Duddo Four Stones' on the Ordnance Survey 1:25000 map there are in fact five uprights in this stone circle. The OS seem to have kept the ...

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