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The Bloodstone

Standing Stone / Menhir


Could this refer to the same stone? The area sounds convincingly between Bratton and Edington.
The following occurs in a Perambulation of the Hundred and Parish of Westbury, temp. Eliz., 1575:

"And so by a straight line between Eddington Field and Bretton's Field to a stone called 'Patten's Stone' (anciently Padcanstone; and so straight along the way to a little ball where once was a stone cross, called Lealland Cross, standing on the highway between Devizes and Warminster."
A contribution on p278 of Wiltshire Notes and Queries, June 1894.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th January 2007ce

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