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Nine Ladies, Stanton Moor, Derbyshire

Nine Ladies

The Nine Ladies stone circle in the middle of Stanton Moor. It consists of nine upright stones, one recumbant in a circle and a distant stone, called the Jack Stone or King Stone, see below.

Jacks Stone, Nine Ladies

Nine Ladies

Nine Ladies

Nine Ladies

The photo above is from inside the cirlce looking towards the Jack Stone. I am sure there were ley-lines in this circle, but the energy is very messed up. A small archeological survey trench was dug a few years ago - just a metre wide and a couple  of metres long - from the centre of the circle, and they unearth several thousand buried crystals. It is a very popular sacred site. If you are using a space like this, remember the code - if you must leave offerings, make sure they are biodegradeable and are never toxic (like salt) or damaging, (like wax). Otherwise leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but memories.

Stanton moor

Stanton Moor is also covered with dolmens, burial mounds and henges like this, half-buried in the heather. The following two photos are also of this henge, about 200-300 mentres away from the Nine Ladies circle.

Stanton Moor

Stanton Moor

The whole of Stanton Moor is threatened by quarrying.

See also PA trip to Nine Ladies 2001.

All pictures © 2005 Derek J. Carr