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South Baddesley Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


This is intriguing; I wonder if someone local can check it out. The excellent ‘Hampshire Treasures’ resource gives just the following information – “Monolithic Stone - Moved to roadside during road making operations”.

It’s in South Baddesley, which is part of Boldre parish - the "Bouvre" of the Domesday Book (1086). The parish contains evidence of habitation during the Stone Age - implements; Bronze Age - barrows; and in Roman times - coins found at Norley wood.
pure joy Posted by pure joy
26th July 2003ce

Comments (1)

The stone was indeed moved to the side of the road and can still be seen.

Baddesley is probably a corruption of "Baeddi's leah" meaning Baeddi's forest clearing, as opposed to North Baddesley which is a corruption of Bede's Leigh, since there is a connection with the famous Saxon monk Bede.
MartinStraw Posted by MartinStraw
2nd July 2009ce
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