Concentric stone circle on Birkrigg Common - List Entry

  • Description

    "...The monument includes a concentric stone circle, known locally as the Druid's Circle, which is located on a relatively flat piece of land on the south east side of Birkrigg Common from where there are extensive views south and east across Morecambe Bay. The inner ring of stones has a diameter of 8.5m and consists of 12 stones of Carboniferous limestone with heights varying between 0.3m to 0.9m. The outer ring has a diameter of about 24m and consists of 20 stones placed very irregularly, some of which are low and partly turf covered. Limited excavation within the inner circle in 1911 found an upper and lower pavement of cobbles...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 3 months ago
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