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Thursley Common

Standing Stone / Menhir


A single rather stone known either as "Thor's Stone" or "The Witches Stone" stands in the middle of this marsh. Allegedly it is a type of rock not found within a hundred miles of this location, but I don't remember where I got this information from and I can't guarantee it's veracity.

The area is one of the only lowland peat bogs in britain and so an SSSI and nature reserve. The name Thursley, the village from which the common takes it's name apparently derives from "Sacred grove of Thunor"
Posted by Breakfast
20th November 2002ce

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