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Doll Tor

Dual colour (lilac and blue) linocuts
Hand printed on 110 g/sqm zerkall paper in pale cream with deckled edges.

5cm x 5cm image size.

(very) Limited Edition of 6

A small run of small images.

Doll Tor, occasionally known as the Six Stones is a small stone circle near Birchover, west of Stanton Moor in the Derbyshire Peak District. Dating from the Bronze Age, the circle consists of six standing stones.

The site was excavated in 1852 by Thomas Bateman, and again from 1931 to 1933 by J. P. Heathcote. During this second excavation, three stones were smashed and later repaired with cement. In 1993, unknown visitors rearranged the stones to create a more complete but historically inaccurate circle. It was later restored to something close to its original appearance, two fallen stones being re-erected. Doll Tor stone circle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

In late May 2020, the stones were severely vandalised by people having a BBQ in the centre and kicking over and rearranging some of the stones. A spokesman for Historic England said: "As a scheduled monument, Doll Tor stone circle and adjacent stone cairn is a nationally important archaeological site and protected by law.

"This site forms an important part of our shared past and the preservation of the standing stones, cairn, buried archaeology and other features is vital in helping us to understand the ritual importance of this site and the beliefs of prehistoric peoples."

Each print is signed with an edition number and location.

£12.00

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