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Goose Stones

Standing Stone / Menhir


From The Old Stones of Rollright and District by Paul Bennett & Tom Wilson (and gratuitously recopied from 'Megalithic Mysteries')

"It is said that the Goose stones are petrified Geese turned into stone for grazing Chastleton Common illicitly. Their owner or guardian, an old lady, used to drive them down Grey Goose Lane to graze. Despite being warned about this she continued the practice and the stones are all that are left of her geese. What happened to her is unknown; the stones however have been dragged away to adorn a local landowners garden.

All that remains are a few loose oolites scattered across the common, and a possible monolith. The location commands a good view of the valley to the north west of the site and is located close to Adlestrop hill site of several now overgrown and abused long barrows. "
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th August 2003ce
Edited 30th June 2006ce

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