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Standing Stone / Menhir


From Cheshire HER:-

Name: Standing stone at Ginclough 400m WSW Gin Clough Farm

SMR Number: 1606

Type of record: Monument

Map Sheet: SJ97NE


Large stone or glacial erratic by track to Cutlers Farm, Rainow Road. The stone is cut away on 2 sides to create a square face on the east side The stone stands just under a metre high on the south side of the road. Standing stones are large stones of Prehistoric date that are though to have been placed upright for some sort of ceremonial purpose. They are sometimes set in pairs and are often found near other prehistoric sites including burial grounds.

Monument Types
STANDING STONE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC? to 42 AD)
Protected Status
Scheduled Monument 25702: Standing Stone At Ginclough 400M Wsw Of Gin Clough Farm
Pastscape also list this stone as a reused Bronze Age standing stone.
stubob Posted by stubob
26th April 2011ce
Edited 26th April 2011ce

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