Urban Megaliths – Middle Beck Stone Circle

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A modern circle (2000CE) located on the east bank of the Middle Beck on the Town Farm Estate, Middlesbrough.

The circle contains examples of the three major rock types. There appears to be no obvious grading of the stones according to size. There is evidence of the re-use of stones, particularly three Shap granite boulders. There is some evidence of burning within the circle. A number of the stones have been decorated.

A potential alignment to the Winter Solstice sunrise over Godfaltar Hill.

Burl classification (1)

Thanks to Barry Jobson

3 thoughts on “Urban Megaliths – Middle Beck Stone Circle

  1. An interesting article about the rocks of the Shap area but the large pink feldspar phenocrysts in the Shap Granite are orthoclase feldspar not plagioclase as stated. Plagiopclase is almost always white.

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