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Standing Stone / Menhir


There are two standing stones in Newbiggin, in the land belonging to Sycamore House.
The first is visible from the road, close up to the garden wall of Sycamore House. The wall seems to deviate to avoid enclosing it.
The second is in a field behind the house and not visible from the road.
"A History of Penrith" by William Furness 1894, p334 describes "standing stones on Sewborwens farm which probably are part of a stone avenue from Newton to the ford of the Eamont at Yanwath." William Furness was the headmaster of Blencow Grammar School.
Posted by newbiggin
17th February 2005ce

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