Glebe West

Stone Circle

In a small enclosure to the south east of Deanery Place is the second circle we visited at Glebe. This wonderful circle is in a gorgeous setting, although the wall to the east is too close to the circle. There are at least twenty one stones in the circle, thirteen of which are still standing. The stones are set into the inner side of a low earthen bank. Burl who gives it a top rating of 1, thinks the flat topped stones are graded towards the south-west. The tallest these stones at the south is 1.2 metres high and the lowest flat topped stones to the north average 75 cms in height. Some of the other stones vary from 0.2 metres to 1.4 metres in height.

We were extremely lucky with the light on our visit. The long shadows and gorgeous evening light created an enchanting atmosphere. Glebe south is in the next field, just walk back to the track and go through the gate at the end of it.

Looking across the circle in a north easterly direction

From the West

Situated: Very easy. We asked at the Old Deanery for permission to visit and were told to use the track to the south of the Deanery. This brought us to this circle on our left over the wall.

Discovery Map 38: M 1617 5605. Last visit April 2012.

Longitude:  9° 15' 53" W

Latitude:  53° 32' 52" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey and Deb Snelson.

Over the Wall

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