THE 12 APOSTLES OF ILKLEY MOOR


THE DARKEST LIGHT
oil on canvas, 12" x 32", 2003, £NFS


art:
1. The Darkest Light
2. Druidical Dial
photo:
3. 12 Apostles of Ilkley Moor

12 APOSTLES OF ILKLEY MOOR (aka THE DRUIDICAL DIAL - C19th name), W.YORKSHIRE
Formerly a group of around 20 stones, technically the 12 Apostles are located on the east of Rombald’s Moor. The circle is embanked and around 50’ in diameter, made from millstone grit, with none of the remaining stones being over 4’ tall. A burial was found within the central kist. This circle forms a triangle with the nearby Backstones and Grubstones. The 12 Apostles apparently has a history of witnessed light phenomena and has been frequently vandalised.
OS: SE.126.451 On the moors between Ilkley & Burley-in-Wharfedale. Take the south east road from Ilkley to the Cow & Calf rocks and follow a path south west for a mile or so. Around 30 minutes walk.



DRUIDICAL DIAL
ink & wash, A4, 2003, £45

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12 APOSTLES OF ILKLEY MOOR

I've only visited this site once, on the hottest recorded day in Britain and managed to head off in the wrong direction for half an hour or so to start with. The area is strewn with cairns and the odd unexpected remnants of some long forgotten buildings loom out of the fern and heather en route. It took about 6 ice creams to recover.

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