Stoop Hill, Askwith Moor, North Yorkshire

Hut Circle:  OS Grid Reference – SE 1739 5076

Getting Here

From the Askwith Moor dusty parking spot, walk up the road for 160 yards where, on each side of the road, you’ll see a straight line running across the moors.  On the left-side (west) walk onto the moor for 50-60 yards along this line, then dead straight west into the heather for another 50-60 yards and look around.  It’s hard to see if the heather’s grown.

Archaeology & History

Found by Richard Stroud on July 20, 2004, this single hut circle is in faint evidence.  About twenty feet across with a section of the low walling either missing, or more probably buried in the peat.  Although no other hut-circles were immediately visible, this was probably because of the excessive heather-growth.  I have little doubt that others will be close to this one, as the area is littered with prehistoric sites.  The petroglyph catalogued as Askwith Moor 529 is very close to this hut circle.

© Paul BennettThe Northern Antiquarian

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