The Goatstones (Wark)
These are the remains of a stone circle with four large central stones. It stands on a small knoll at the south-west end of Ravensheugh Crags. One of the four stones is decorated with cup marks. Within the circle are traces of a low mound. This may be the remains of a stone cairn, which predates the construction of the stone circle. This monument was probably built in the Bronze Age and had some kind of religious purpose. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead 1999; T GATES|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Wark
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