Keys to the Past

Mare and Foal stone circle near Milestone House (Haltwhistle)

Mare and Foal stone circle. Photo Northumberland County Council.
Mare and Foal stone circle. Photo Northumberland County Council.

This stone circle survives with just two of the original stones still standing. The position of the other stones is marked by socket holes that survive as buried features. The circle would have measured about 6m across. A third stone still stood here in the 18th century and is shown on a map of 1770. This stone may now be one which lies on its side a few metres west of the circle. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6493
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Haltwhistle

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