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Pyrford Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


The stone at Pyrford is said to move about at midnight (surely this was not noticed en route home from the pub?). It used to lie in the centre of the road but was moved to the side (1976?). It's on the corner of Upshott Lane - I hope the OS ref is accurate.

St Nicholas's church up the road has a circular churchyard, which has been suggested as proof of the site's pre-christian origins.

Another story says the stone turns round when the clock on St Nicholas's strikes midnight. But in true local humour style, the church has never had a clock.

(I think these snippets may come from one of the Bord's collections).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
25th April 2002ce
Edited 20th February 2007ce

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