British Folklore
Fairy Lore & Prehistoric Sites in Britain
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Arbor Low

Arbor Low

This double-entrance henge monument stands high and commands a wide view of Middleton Moor.  It was recorded as Haberlowe in 1533, but no investigation had ever been done until the 20th century.  Graves have been found there  - one skeleton in particular near the three largest stones - and it was determined that the forty-six stones of the site have never been upright having never found any cut marks in the limestone to hold them.

  It was probably understood that people were buried there as it was widely regarded as haunted, a shepherd in the late 19th century was giving evidence that the local people never went near it, because it was crawling with boggarts.