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Standing Sarsen Stone at Eynsford

Standing Stone / Menhir


"A Standing Stone At Eynsford
This 1978 report says that a sarsen stone was recently recognised in a direct line between the ancient ford and the church. It is 29" high and set in concrete outside Bridge House, It's shape suggests a possible fertility significance. The writer says 'Ponder its enigmatic presence'"
Arch Cantiana Vol 9 p260-262

"A sarsen stone at Eynsford was "re-erected" in the 1970s. Located between the ford and the church, the stone had been lying "embedded in the ground" but was re-erected to "what was probably its original position". However, there appears to be little evidence that it ever stood upright in the first place."

The claim of a stone being on a line between a ford which is up to 30' wide, and a church, less than 200m away, is utterly ridiculous. However, I spoke to an old chap years ago who reckons it used to stand until they built the wall, which disturbed it, and it ended up half-buried in the path until someone decided to put it back up again years later.
slumpystones Posted by slumpystones
9th April 2007ce

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