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The Hoar Stone I

Chambered Tomb


When I visited, two years ago I had only the OS map and my intuition to find this one.

As baza says, it's in a copse, which requires you to trespass. I went in winter when the undergrowth had died back and after frightening a least half a dozen pheasants as I paced up and down, I found a monumental stone, now sadly down, and pretty much ready to be reclaimed by the earth. It was undoubtedly the Hoar stone. All mossy and uneven and covered in leaf-mulch and fruits of the forest floor, it's over 10 feet in length. This one is crying out to be re-erected before it becomes lost to us forever, as it surely will be if it is left in it's current condition.

Goodbye Hoar stone.
Jane Posted by Jane
15th December 2003ce

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