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Sandy Lane Standing Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


I've walked past this stone loads of times and always assumed it was a redundant gatepost, because of this I've never really looked at it. Then I read Tees Archaeology's survey of the Upleatham Hills and found it listed as a standing gum! they're right - of course.
The stone stands on the hollow way known as Sandy Lane. As the report says it's in front of the wall and has no obvious traces of being used as a gatepost apart from the fact that there's a gate just by it.
It's lovely to find this stuff on your own doorstep and just shows how you can't take anything for granted
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
4th December 2003ce

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