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Rudston Monolith

Standing Stone / Menhir


Doreen Valiente in her book 'An ABC of Witchcraft Past and Present' reckons the name of Rudston is derived from the Old-Norse Hrodr-steinn meaning 'the famous stone' stubob Posted by stubob
8th November 2008ce

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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. Posted by gypseyjon
31st December 2008ce
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