|This stone once stood at Longstone downs at SW984561.
It had been here for about 3000 years but was moved in August 1970, due to China Clay workings in the area.
The whole area known as Longstone downs is now entirely under clay workings. The stone was moved to the village of Roche and is now in a garden outside some sheltered homes.
Before the stone was moved an excavation was carried out in the area.
A pit was found large enough for a burial but no remains were found, only nine quartz pebbles.
The top of the stone is very pointed and was unfortunately snapped off during it's move to Roche.
Posted by phil
30th November 2001ce
Edited 24th March 2013ce