Shap – Iron Hill Stone Circle

 
Location Shap
Grid Ref NY 596147
 

Iron Hill Stone Circle

 

There are two cairn circles at Iron Hill – Iron Hill North and Iron Hill South.

 

Iron Hill North consists of 19 low boulders around the base of a mound about one metre high in the centre. The stones are Shap granite, limestone and a dark igneous rock. It measures 14.5 metres by 11.5 metres.

 

A short distance away is Iron Hill South. Nine stones form a ring around the top of a low mound, with one stone about 2 metres outside the ring. Three other stones occupy the centre of the mound, with all the stones except one being Shap granite. The circle is 7.1 metres by 6.2 metres.

 

Photo by Simon Ledingham.

 

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