Duddo Five Stones
|Duddo Five Stones|
|Architectural style(s)||British pre-Roman Architecture|
Duddo Five Stones (grid reference ) is a stone circle north of Duddo in North Northumberland, approximately 4miles (6km) South of the Scottish Border. The stones were known as the Four Stones until 1903, when the fifth stone was re-erected to improve the skyline. There were originally seven stones, the empty sockets of two stones being found on the western side during excavation in the 1890s.
The stones themselves are a soft sandstone and have become deeply fissured by natural weathering since erection in the Early Bronze Age approximately 4000 years ago
The circle is accessible via the B5364 road, through a gate and up a path. The stones are on private land with no formal right-of way, but the landowner has cleared a permissive path across the field to the stones. The location was the subject of an archeological investigation in 2008.
- "Duddo Five Stones". Stone Circles.org. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
- Julian Cope (1998). The Modern Antiquarian: A Pre-millennial Odyssey Through Megalithic Britain : Including a Gazetteer to Over 300 Prehistoric Sites. Thorsons Pub. p. 237. ISBN 978-0-7225-3599-8. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
- "Aims of the 2008 Dig". Gefrin. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
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