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Fingal's Limpet Hammers

Standing Stones


I couldn't resist the name of these standing stones. At a leaning 10ft and 8 1/2 ft they stand 45 feet apart. Apparently a limpet hammer is a stone tool used for persuading the poor molluscs off their rocks, a term also applied to any number of mysterious stone tools by bemused archaeologists (none of whom had probably ever eaten a limpet). Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
8th January 2003ce

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