Gibbet Moor Stones
Bronze Age Standing Stones
East of Chatsworth, Derbyshire  OS Map Ref SK28146973
OS Maps - Landranger 119 (Buxton & Matlock), Explorer OL24 (The Peak District - White Peak Area)

Gibbet Moor standing stones - Looking northwest at the larger stone
Looking northwest at the larger stone. The smaller stone is just behind in the clump of grass
Gibbet Moor natural boulder
An unusual natural boulder a short distance to the west of the standing stones
This is a pair of standing stones located at the northern end of a small cairnfield on the southwestern edge of Gibbet Moor, a little further west and the hillside drops away to the shelf of land that holds Parkgate Circle. One of the stones measures just under a metre in height while the other about half a metre - they stand within a metre of each other and around their bases are several boulders which may have formed some kind of kerb although it is not clear if they were originally part of a larger monument that is now lost. There is an interesting boulder about 40 metres west of this pair that resembles some kind or chair or lounger, it is thought to be natural but its unusual shapes could have meant that the inhabitants of the moor deliberately incorporated into the cairnfield. There are some fine views from the northwest round to the northeast that would have taken in the settlement and farming areas of the moor which stand less than a mile to the north while Hob Hurst's House and the cairns of Harland Edge stand a short distance away to the southeast.
Glossary Item: Bronze Age

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