The Nine Stones

Copyright: Paul Blades. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

Location

England North Yorkshire North York Moors SE 47069 95266
Lat 54.3507705   Long -1.27734515

 

Plan of the Nine Stones stone row (Source: GPS survey by Sandy Gerrard).

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 57m
No. of stones: 12 Size of stones: Small, medium and large
Orientation: 178° Altitude: 296m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Cairns
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Possible. The considerable gap between the two groups of stones means that it is possible that this monument represents the remains of two separate settings. For this reason this site should properly be considered as a possible row.

Photographs

 

The three largest stones at the northern end of the row. View from south east (Scale 1m).

Looking south along the row (Scale 1m).

Individual Stones

Plan of the Nine Stones stone row showing stone numbers

Stones 1 (left) and 2. View from north with other stones visible beyond (Scale 1m). Stone 1 is orientated at 260° and measures 0.4m long by 0.25m wide and stands 0.3m high. Stone 2 is orientated at 100° and measures 0.40m long by 0.25m wide and stands 0.2m high.

Stone 3. View from north with stones 4 and 5 beyond (Scale 1m).  This stone is orientated at 25° and measures 1.4m long by 0.54m wide and 0.46m high.

Stone 4. View from north east with stones 5 and 7 beyond (Scale 1m). This stone is orientated at 175° and measures 1.05m long by 0.54m wide and 0.46m high.

Stone 5. View from south east with stones 6 (left) and 3 beyond (Scale 1m). This stone is orientated at 34° and measures 0.82m long by 0.55m wide and stands 1.4m high.

Stone 6. View from north west with stone 5 beyond (Scale 1m). This stone is orientated at 170° and measures 0.66m square and stands 1.28m high.

Stone 7. View from south west with stones 5, 6 and 3 beyond. This stone is orientated at 90° and measures 0.66m long by 0.3m wide and 0.34m high.

Stone 8. View from south with stones 5 and 6 beyond. This stone is orientated at 285° and measures 0.85m long by 0.68m wide and stands 1.2m high.

Stone 9. View from east with stone 8 beyond. This stone is orientated at 270° and measures 0.8m long by 0.45m wide and stands 0.98m high.

Stone 10. View from south. This stone is orientated at 190° and measures 1.07m long by 0.60m wide and 0.34m high.

Stone 11. View from south west. This stone is orientated at 90° and measures 1.1m long by 0.9m wide and 0.25m high. 

Stone 12 is orientated at 355° and measures 1m long by 0.6m.


Access Information

Car parking is available at SE 47973 95903. From here follow the trackway south to SE 47978 95640 and take the fork to the right and walk to around SE 47280 95708. From here cross the moorland to the row.


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