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3. Danby Rigg and Danby Dale

3a. Standing stone, Ring Cairn and enclosure on Ainthorpe Rigg, Danby Rigg

Prehistoric standing stone set in a ring cairn.

Standing stone set in ring cairn on Danby Rigg


3b. Bronze age burial mound - tumulus on Danby Rigg

The stones and earth of the excavated bronze age barrow on the north-east side of Danby Rigg - which looks down on Fairy Cross Plain in Fryup Dale (the faint hump in the upper middle).


3c. A simple stone slab in Danby Dale

This single stone slab bridge crosses Danby Beck below St Hilda's Church, Danby Dale.


This smaller version crosses Danby Beck somewhere in the Botton Community.

3d. Possible standing stones near Rosedale Intake









3e. A curious collection of stones above Danby Village on Danby Low Moor

A number of stones, from the erosion of the top surface, look as if they have been standing upright for some time and are perhaps part of a field system marked on the OS map.

Looking east to Danby Village.

3f. Botton Cross

The remains Botton Cross lie east of the Botton Community high up on Danby Rigg (OS grid 697020/697019?). Part of the shaft is set into the medieval stone base.

3g. St Hilda's Church, Danby Dale

Some of the early medieval windows survive in the tower, a few stone fragments from the pre-restoration building and a curious geometrically carved tombstone - Masonic?

3h. The Wesleyan Chapel of 1855

The disused and privately owned. An old Wesleyan Chapel (1855 ?) stands just below the entrance to the Botton Community in Danby dale.

3i. Double Dyke on Danby Rigg

On Danby Rigg ~NZ 705 055 (OS NZ705055) is an impressive cross-rigg double dyke. The north-western end is particularly clear in the photograph above.


One of the trenches, St Hilda's Church Danby is in the centre of the image and the village of Castleton on the ridge to the far right.


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