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The Hellstone

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech


The earlier comment about the stones having been flung here by the devil from Portland may not be wholly accurate, but the capstone was replaced by quarrymen from the island using screw jacks. It weighed in at a hefty 16 tons, this work was completed on August 14th 1869.
At least the Hellstone was restored, as the fate of a similar sounding neolithic burial mound, whose stones stood immediately north west of Blackdown barn (SY607870) were apparently completely broken up by farm workers. Thank whoever you want that a similar fate didn't befall the Hellstone.
formicaant Posted by formicaant
13th May 2007ce
Edited 14th May 2007ce

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