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The Broad Stone

Stone Circle


[visited 27/11/02] This is half buried on the verge of the A35, just past the AA layby (park here). I'm starting to hate this road. Nine Stones, Poor lot, Broad stone, Helstone, Long Bredy, Chilcombe and multiple barrows are affected by its continual roar.

The Broadstone lies about 5cm below the current verge level, the earth encroaching in from all sides. I cleared some mud off its surface and discovered another 1 ½ foot of its breadth. This is a stone in serious danger of disappearing completely.

Another stone lies in the field next to the AA layby and a third was seen by John Aubrey in 1687.
juamei Posted by juamei
31st December 2002ce
Edited 31st December 2002ce

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