Hob on the Hill cross ridge dyke

The heather moorland between Commondale and Guisborough are among the quietest on the North York Moors yet it is rife with prehistoric remains, round burial barrows, ancient field systems and a cross ridge dyke marked by this alignment of standing stones. The dyke is a Middle Bronze Age earthwork, a little over 400m long and comprising a bank and ditch. It is thought the standing stones were once more numerous and predate the earthwork, probably a boundary demarcating a tribe’s land at a time when the moors were more forested.
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