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Stronstrey Bank Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


This stone has ‘bothered’ my for quite a few year.

Visible from Grey Heights (ChorleyNab) and from the Moor Road near Watermans Cottage but difficult to find on Anglezarke Moor.

The stone is located on the southern end of Stronstery Bank on the edge of the plateau below Grain Pole Hill. The stone stands about 4 foot tall and has a triangle incised on it. I’m not sure what this represents or indicates, but is it showing the location of the Pikestone, Round Loaf and another site ?.
Rivington Pike Posted by Rivington Pike
20th June 2003ce

Comments (1)

Sadly, much nonsense has been talked about with regard to these stones.
There was a man called Andrew Mather who would have been about 120 if he was still alive today. Some 45-50 years ago he told me that when he was a boy, he had two friends and they called themselves 'The Triangle Gang.'
One of their favourite places to meet and camp was a small depression towards the southern end of Stronstrey Bank where there was a fairly tall upright stone. One of the boys carved a small triangle on the face of the rock as a symbol of their 'club.' Some time later, they carved a much larger triangle on the same rock.
Posted by DaveWilson
1st May 2012ce
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