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Standing Stone / Menhir
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Doreen Valiente in her book 'An ABC of Witchcraft Past and Present' reckons the name of Rudston is derived from the Old-Norse
'the famous stone'
8th November 2008ce
The vikings were prevalent in the area. My village Nafferton (just down the road, sporting a 1000 year old church on a partially artificial mound) was named after one (Nadfartone). So I like the idea of Hrodrsteinn. Sounds right to me.
31st December 2008ce
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