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Rudston Monolith

Standing Stone / Menhir


There is so much history about Rudston. It is apparently the oldest village in Britain. There is the monolith, that was part of a larger site with some processional routes still surviving (just) as earthworks around the area. Also the Romans came and built the roman road and a villa. So was the site occupied because of its sacred connections?
The Christians also built thier church to encompass the monolith probably because they dare not, or could not destroy it?
There are also several lost villages and Thorpe Hall that lies on the bridlington road is a wonderful example of a country manor house and it all goes to make Rudston into a wonderful example of the history of britain.
Posted by Julious
16th October 2002ce

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