A. Thom D2/1 Class IE Survey
Construction: Type A flattened circle. Diameter 93. 3 ft = 34. 3 my. Perimeter 104.9 my = 41 .9 mr.
A. Burl (Shrops 2)
The ring stands in a dry heathland at the SW end of Stapeley Hill within a few miles of the Late Neolithic-Early Bronze Age stone axe factory of Cwm-Mawr. It is 5 miles NW of Lydham at a height of 330 m O.D.
Its doleritic stones came from Stapeley Hill less than 2 miles to the east. Many of them are now fallen. Those that stand range in height from 0.25 to 1.9 m, and stand in a ring 93 ft (28.4 m) in diameter. The tallest is at the SE.
24 m to the SE is a weathered cubical block on a small cairn.
There is a questionable tradition that there was once a central stone in the ring.
J. Hartshorne. Salopia Antigua, 1841, 30-2.
W. F. Grimes, in : Culture & Environment, 1966, 125-7.
A. L. Lewis, JRAI 11, 1882, 4-7.