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Higher Ridgegate

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Higher Ridgegate</b>Posted by postmanImage © Chris Bickerton
Nearest Town:Macclesfield (4km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SJ955717 / Sheet: 118
Latitude:53° 14' 30.99" N
Longitude:   2° 4' 2.78" W

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Southeast of Macclesfield is a small village called Langley, head east through the village until you get to a pub called the Leathers Smithy, opposite the Ridgegate reservoir, turn left immediately after the pub and continue up hill until you get to a small 3 space carpark. Now back track down the lane and the stone is in the field to your right..

The stone is about four and a half foot tall, not tall, but a pretty standard height in Cheshire. It is seemingly unworked in any way, there are no holes for gates and such.
The stone is about a mile south south east of Toothills barrow and stands on the edge of a small ridge and seems to ring true to me, in placing at least.
Due to thick cold fog the views were unseen today but on a clearer day would be "quite good".
postman Posted by postman
6th February 2012ce