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The Bullstones

OS Grid ref:- SJ956956

One of the best preserved bronze age stone circle and burial sites in Cheshire, the Bullstones are situated near the town of Macclesfield, on the southern boundary of a moor called Cessbank Common, in the Peak District National Park.

The circle of millstone grit cobbles surrounds a single, central monolith. The monument stands on the eastern side of Brown Hill, at the rear of Sandyway Farm.

Superb views are to be had from the site over Shining Tor and Shutlingsloe. Close to the village of Wincle, the stones are located just off a public right of way a couple of hundred metres from a nearby lay-by.

Excavation revealed a cremation burial with a cinerary urn, a flint knife and flint arrowhead, the damaged urn, is part of the reserve collection of the Congleton Museum. There is evidence to suggest that a Bronze Age settlement may have existed at Cleulow Cross close to The Bullstones.

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