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Priapus Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


A Furness Diary 1801-1807 published by The Countryman in 1958.......

"Friday, May 24th 1801. About 100yds to the West of Urswick Church in Furness in a field called Kirkflat, adjoining to the highway, stands a rough piece of unhewn limestone, which the Inhabitants of Urswick were accustomed to dress as a Figure of Priapus on Midsummer Day, besmearing it with Sheep Salve, Tar or Butter and covering it with rags of various Dyes, the Head ornamented with flowers."
stubob Posted by stubob
12th June 2010ce
Edited 12th June 2010ce

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