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The Shap Avenues

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Hep, Hepe, or as now 'tis called Shap, a small Village, once famous for a small Monastery, of which we shall hereafter in its Place particularly speak, but now of no Note, save for certain great Stones in the Form of Pyramids, (some of them nine Foot high, and fourteen thick) almost in a direct Line, and at equal Distances for a Mile together. They seem intended to be the memorials of some Action or other, but Distance of Time hath made it impossible for us to find out the occasion, having no history of this county.

Magna Britannica et Hibernia.Volume 6: Westmorland
by Thomas Cox
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
2nd November 2007ce
Edited 5th November 2007ce

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