Bronze Age Stone Circle
South of Ulverston, Cumbria OS Map Ref SD29237396
OS Maps - Landranger 96 (Barrow-in-Furness), Explorer OL6 (The English Lakes: SW Area)
Looking northeast towards Bardsea and Wadhead Scar with Morecambe Bay beyond
Also known as Sunbrick or Birkrigg Common, this stone circle sits on a hillside overlooking the village of Bardsea and Ulverston Sands and with fine views out towards Morcambe Bay. Probably dating from the Bronze Age it originally consisted of a double ring of stones with a possible ditch between them. This outer ring of around 26 metres had 15 stones which are now fallen and scattered, while the inner ring of 9 metres diameter still has 10 upright stones although none reach a metre in height. Within this central area were found the remains of 5 cremations including one in a collared urn that is now in Carlisle Museum. As this circle is popular and has been damaged and rebuilt several times it is impossible to say if it has any significant solar or lunar alignments.
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