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Deerleap Stones

Standing Stones


Talking to some Wellsonians (?) before and after my visit here they seemed to think that the stones were one of those strange monuments to the chase (Deerleap ?) beloved by the 18 & 19C. There's one near Winchester dedicated to a horse called "Beware Chalk Pit"! One chap said that his grandfather restored/moved them in the early 20C but the interesting thing is that there seemed to be a bit of a folk memory of them coming from a much older construction. Whatever their true origins this is still a stunning location. jimit Posted by jimit
10th April 2003ce

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