Stanton in Peak
Stanton in Peak clings to the hillside below the blustery heights of Stanton Moor, whose quarries provided jobs for its menfolk and stone for its houses. But the millstone grit of Stanton Moor served a more mysterious purpose in the Bronze Age, when it became a cemetery of the Beaker People, so called for the pottery vessels found in their barrows, of which at least 70 dot the moor. Here too is the well preserved Nine Ladies Stone Circle (see Birchover). There are splendid views across the Wye Valley from the moor and from Stanton itself, especially at sunset.