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placename:- Moor Divock Stone Circles
other name:- Cockpit, The
locality:- Moor Divock
parish Askham parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
stone circle
coordinates:- NY49402196
coordinates:- NY494220
coordinates:- NY493222
coordinates:- NY483222
10Km square:- NY42

1Km square NY4921

1Km square NY4922

1Km square NY4922

1Km square NY4822

photograph

Moor Divock Stone Circles -- Moor Divock -- Askham -- Cumbria / -- Circle. -- NY49402196 (at) -- 30.7.2007
photograph

Moor Divock Stone Circles -- Moor Divock -- Askham -- Cumbria / -- Circle. -- NY49402196 (at) -- 30.7.2007

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 7 10)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
Druidical Circle
circle with a small circle inside at SE edge

placename:- Druidical Circle
antiquity
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, b/w, Moor Divock stone circle, Askham, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

thumbnail HB0365, button to large image
Photograph, b/w, Moor Divock stone circle, Askham, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

thumbnail HB0366, button to large image
Photograph, b/w, Moor Divock stone circle, Askham, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

thumbnail HB0367, button to large image
Photograph, b/w, cist at Moor Divock stone circles, Askham, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
image WS21P163, button   goto source.
Page 163:-
...
... White-raise, a large karn of stones, and near it are the remains of a small circus, ten stones of which are still erect. A little further on, are the vestiges of a larger one of 22 paces by 25. All the stones except the pillar are removed. It stands on the south side of the circus, and the place is called Moor-Dovack. ...

placename:- Moor Dovack
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

hearsay Several stone circles.
Moor Divock 4 - cairn circle, ring of 10 stones about 11.5m across.
Moor Divock 5 - cairn circle, 3 stones left
Circles between no.5 and White Raise are all gone.
Cockpit - stones in a bank, 26m diameter.
Waterhouse, John: 1985: Stone Circles of Cumbria: Phillimore and Co (Chichester, Sussex):: ISBN 0 85033 566 3
Burl, H A W: 1976: Stone Circles of the British Isles: Yale University Press (United States)

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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