Arbor Low Henge by munki-boy

Arbor Low Henge

Arbor Low is a spectacular henge monument with inner stone circle, unique as all the stones are laid flat in recumbent style. It is not known whether they were intended to be this way or if the stones where pulled down at some distant time in the past.

The henge itself is very prominent with large banks and ditches, there is also the remains of a burial mound within the banks of the henge. The stones are large pale slabs of local limestone giving the site the look of a large clock face.

English Heritage say:

The most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland.

Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50 white limestone slabs, all now fallen, surrounds a central stone ‘cove’ – a feature found only in major sacred sites. Nearby is enigmatic Gib Hill, a large burial mound.

Created: 27  November  2016  Edited: 23  July  2018

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