Standrise Earth Circle, Carleton-in-Craven, North Yorkshire

The Journal Of Antiquities

Standrise Earth Circle/Enclosure, near Carlton-in-Craven. Standrise Earth Circle/Enclosure, near Carleton-in-Craven.

    OS grid reference: SD 9418 4846. Standrise Earth Circle is located above Elslack Reservoir at the north-west side of Standrise Plantation, some 2 miles south-west of Carleton-in-Craven, north Yorkshire, there is a large Iron-Age earth circle or enclosure. This quite well-defined earthwork stands upon Elslack Moor. And 160m to the north-west another, smaller enclosure is visible. The site can be reached from the country lane between Colne and Carleton-in-Craven, turning left just after the plantation onto Moor Lane, and just after the track to Mitton House go through the gate on the opposite side of the lane, then via left up the steep hill following the edge of the plantation until you reach a flat area of land, where directly in front of you is the ancient earth circle/enclosure. You can also reach it by heading east out of Elslack and coming up by way of Mill Fold.

Standrise Earth Circle / Enclosure, near Moor Lane. Standrise Earth Circle / Enclosure, near Moor Lane.

    The earthwork…

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