Bronze Age Stone Row ?
East of Grosmont, North Yorkshire OS Map Ref NZ846048
OS Maps - Landranger 94 (Whitby & Esk Dale), Explorer OL27 (North York Moors - Eastern Area)
View to the north with about 5 stones visible.
View to the south with about 6 stones visible.
To the northwest of the High
Bridestones circles on the edge of Sleight's Moor before it drops sharply
down to the village of Grosmont is a ragged line of stones in a roughly north-south
alignment. Known as the Low Bridestones it is not clear what their original purpose
was, it is possible that they are not an alignment or row in the usual sense such
as at sites like the Devil's Arrows
but they may in fact form part of a prehistoric field system. Due to the thick
cover of heather and grasses it is difficult to make out how many stones are involved
or how long the line is, a rough estimate might be between twelve and fifteen
stones covering a distance of twenty to thirty metres, sometimes the layout of
the stones suggest that they may have formed a double row. None of the stones
are particularly large, the tallest being about one metre tall and it is possible
that many stones are now missing making an accurate determination of the purpose
of the site even more difficult.
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