THE DRUIDS' CIRCLE OF ULVERSTON
art: 1.The Druids' Circle; 2.From the Temple of Birkrigg Common|
THE DRUIDS’ TEMPLE OF BIRKRIGG COMMON (aka THE DRUIDS’ CIRCLE OF ULVERSTON), CUMBRIA
Unsignposted, without a stone over 2’ high and therefore rather difficult to locate in summer when the ferns are 5’ high, this is a bronze age site of carboniferous limestone. Actually 2 non-concentric rings, the outer made up of 15 stones and measuring 80’ and the inner counting 10 stones and with a near 30’ diameter. Excavations in 1911 and 1921 located a blue-rag stone pavement beneath the inner circle, with a used collared cremation urn and 4 other cremations beneath this. Depending on the weather, the view over Morcambe Bay offsets this site perfectly.
OS: SD.293.739 South of Ulverston off a minor road from the A5087 between Bardsea and Baycliff, on the Sea Wood side of Birkrigg Common.
THE DRUIDS' CIRCLE
oil on canvas, 16" x 16", 2003, £150
FROM THE TEMPLE OF BIRKRIGG COMMON
oil on canvas, 30" x 20", 2003, £211