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Swinside Stone Circle

Swinside Stone Circle


Originally know as Sunkenkirk, consists of 50 stones at the foot of Black Combe. Dating from the bronze age Swinside Circle is one of the best preserved in the county. There is a well-defined entrance at the south-east, where there are two portal stones outside the circumference. The tallest stone of the circle is 2.3m (7ft 6ins) high and it weighs about 5 tons and it stands almost exactly at the north the the circle.


Duddon Bridge,
Nr Broughton in Furness,


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Map reference: SD 172882  Lat: 54.28269 Long: -3.27328

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