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Rudston Monolith

Standing Stone / Menhir


Perhaps something enlightening about the 'miniliths' / 'stone coffins' mentioned in peoples' fieldnotes / photos:

Two cists in the churchyard were placed there in 1871, having been dug out of a field near by in 1869.

On reflection, quite an odd thing to do (unless the vicar was an antiquarian himself, which is possible. Still, to put them in the churchyard rather than the rectory garden?)

from 'Standing Stones and Stone Circles in Yorkshire' by A L Lewis, in
Man, v14 (1914), pp163-6.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
24th April 2008ce
Edited 24th April 2008ce

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