Doll Tor

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Doll Tor
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Doll Tor
Doll Tor is located in Derbyshire
Doll Tor
Shown within Derbyshire
Location Birchover, Derbyshire
Coordinates 53°09′45″N 1°38′42″W / 53.162497°N 1.645007°W / 53.162497; -1.645007
Type Stone circle
Periods Bronze Age

Doll Tor, occasionally known as the Six Stones,[1] is a small stone circle near Birchover, west of Stanton Moor in the Derbyshire Peak District. Dating from the Bronze Age, the circle consists of six standing stones.

The site was excavated in 1852 by Thomas Bateman, and again from 1931 to 1933 by J. P. Heathcote.[2] During this second excavation, three stones were smashed and later repaired with cement. In 1993, unknown visitors rearranged the stones to create a more complete but historically inaccurate circle. It was later restored to something close to its original appearance, two fallen stones being re-erected. Doll Tor stone circle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[3]


  1. ^ "The Six Stones (Doll Tor)". History of Birchover. Archived from the original on 3 February 2007. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Heathcote, J.P. (1939). "Excavations at Doll Tor Stone Circle, Stanton Moor". Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. LX. Archived from the original on 12 February 2006. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Doll Tor stone circle and cairn (1017664)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Doll Tor Stone Circle at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°09′45″N 1°38′42″W / 53.162497°N 1.645007°W / 53.162497; -1.645007