Monument record MDR3192 - The Stoup - standing stone, Brassington

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

'The Stoup', a menhir, stands about half-way between Ashbourne and Wirksworth on the west side of the road. It is about 40 yards from the road and 140 yards south of the White House corner. The stone is 6-7ft high, and inclines slightly. (1) [SK 2336 5225] Stone [T.I.] (2) The published feature is a rectangular roughly worked but much weathered stone. It does not appear to be of archaeological interest. The purpose and period of erection could not be determined and the name "The Stoup" is no longer in local usage. (3) Tall stone pillar standing in a field by the road. No positive information - most probably a marker stone associated with a vanished stone circle. (5) "…in a field south-west of the road junction is a standing stone known as 'The Stoup', probably pre-Roman although at some time a cross has been cut on its southern face." (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Article in serial: Matthews, T. 1915. 'Some menhirs', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 37. p55-6.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 06-MAY-66.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. 0492. 0492.
  • <5> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 16.3, photo.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Dodd, A & Dodd, E. 1974. Peakland Roads & Trackways. p 31.

Map

Location

Grid reference SK 2336 5225 (point) (Centre)
Civil Parish BRASSINGTON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR851

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Record last edited

Feb 5 2013 5:10PM

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