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The Long Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


The Long Stone is aptly sited on Longstone Hill, on the boundary of Kilve and East Quantoxhead parishes. It's said to be 4ft 8ins 'long', 17" wide, and 8" thick. Grinsell says it lay recumbent for many years before being reerected by the Friends of Quantock in the 60s. He wasn't convinced that it was any older than medieval, but another visitor surveying the stone in the 80s mentioned a possible cup mark on the NE side, angling for a Bronze age date.

Somerset Historic Environment Record
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
10th May 2005ce
Edited 10th May 2005ce

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