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Arthur's Stone

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech


Janet and Colin Bord, in their 'Atlas of Magical Britain' explain that King Arthur killed a giant (or maybe a rival king) here. And, (also confusedly) Arthur or maybe the Giant is buried here.

If you look under a hedge nearby you might spot the 'Quoit Stone' which has hollows in it - these were made by the giant's elbows. Or maybe by Arthur's knees when he stopped for a quick prayer. Or maybe the heel marks of some people who were playing quoits.

Hope that's cleared that up.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
31st October 2003ce

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