A. Thorn Dl/7 Class III Survey
 
Construction: Type B flattened circle. Diameter 47.7 ft = 17.52 my. Perimeter 51. 8 my = 20.7 mr,
 Bar Brook D1-11

A. Burl (Derby 3)

The ring stands on a slight slope on Ramsley Moor at 300 m O.D. It is 2 miles SE of Nether Padley and 1 mile S of Barbrook Reservoir. It is a characteristic Peak District embanked stone circle. The 12 small stones of local millstone grit stand around the inner edge of a worndown bank 3 m wide and 0.6 m high. It encloses an area 44 ft (13.4 m) in diameter. The tallest stone, 1 m high, is at the SW. There may originally have been a thirteenth stone at the NE where there is now a gap.
 
There are outlying stones, about 40 m away, at the ESE, SE and WNW.
 
Just before 1939 two large trenches were dug across the site by the Duke of Rutland's gamekeeper but no finds are recorded.

Bibliography

 I. Ward. VCH Derbyshire I, 1905, 183. J. Radley, Arch J 123, 1966, 17. J. Radley, DAJ 88, 1969, 100-3.