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The Cove

Standing Stones

The Cove (Standing Stones) by postman Dont you just love the improbale shape of that stone
postman Image Credit: Chris Bickerton
Posted by postman
1st August 2010ce
Edited 1st August 2010ce
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Comments (6)

It's very odd... I wonder if folk have hacked some off over the years? Love this photo, btw, esp the dappling sunlight and shadow of leaves on it. Nice composition. (Lovely juxtaposition of Man's memorials to ancient and new 'faiths', too!) Posted by AngieLake
1st August 2010ce
It is a beautiful photo Postman, you must have knelt to get it. As it may be a long barrow now and not a Cove, the shape of the stone Angie is a bit puzzling - a stylised face maybe. I've taken many photos of it over the years, and one thing you notice is that there is a hole near the bottom, as with the 'female' stone corresponding to it, which you can see above.. moss Posted by moss
2nd August 2010ce
I did indeed kneel before the stones, doesnt everyone?
The right place at the right time, I think it was about half past five, and the light was beginning to turn into the golden light of dusk, still a few hours to sunset but you know what I mean.
That stone reminds me of a weapon, a giants hand axe perhaps.
postman Posted by postman
2nd August 2010ce
That's how I see the stones of Bryn Gwyn in Anglesey from a certain angle - like an axe head and a sword. This pic by 'guile' on Meg P is better than the two I posted separately elsewhere on that site page:
Stanton Drew is great, isn't it? Also, sat near the Cove having a half on a couple of occasions!
Posted by AngieLake
3rd August 2010ce
Isn't there a similar shaped stone at the rollrights. The King stone i think it is. Posted by cerrig
4th August 2010ce
The shape of the King Stone is probably due to erosion as it is oolite limestone. I visited recently and my mind's eye keeps returning to the variations of shape in the circle; I imagine in 2,000 years the stones will be very much smaller in size. The Stanton Drew stones are Dolomitic Conglomerate consisting of Burrington Oolite and Cheddar Limestone, so are not dissimiliar. tjj Posted by tjj
4th August 2010ce
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