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Pots and Pans Stone

Natural Rock Feature


There are more curious stones a mere 500 metres away at Alderman's rocks, and the old maps have the "Fairy Hole" at SE01520469 - surely what this must refer to?
On the hill of Alderman, but nearer to Greenfield than is Pots and Pans, is a long fissure in the earth, about 14 yards in length, each end of which terminates in a cavernous hole in the rock. Tradition says that into one of these holes
A fox and dog, once on a Whitsun morn,
Entered in chase, but never to return
From Saddleworth Sketches by Joseph Bradbury, 1871.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
17th April 2016ce
Edited 17th April 2016ce

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