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The Puckstone

Standing Stone / Menhir

Nearest Town:Swanage (5km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   SZ021831 / Sheet: 195
Latitude:50° 38' 49.08" N
Longitude:   1° 58' 13.06" W

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I've been here a few times recently, and it appears the bracken has been cut back!

I picked my way to the top of this low mound, and saw what I presumed to be just the tip of the rocky outcrop that I assumed the Puckstone to be. Maybe that was the alleged standing stone?

I was walking along near the Agglestone last weekend, and could see the Puckstone silhouetted against the sky - it looked a LOT more prominent than my previous visit... I'll see if any of my pics show this in any detail.
goffik Posted by goffik
21st February 2006ce

[visited 24/12/02] Apparently there is a standing stone on top of the possibly natural mound. I located a couple of possibles amongst the bracken, but I may have missed the actual Puckstone due to the bracken. The Agglestone is very obvious to the South. juamei Posted by juamei
30th December 2002ce
Edited 30th December 2002ce


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Unsurprisingly, the Puckstone's alternative name is the Fairy Stone. Heaths can be weird places.

The stone is marked on the 1:25000 map - perhaps juamei missed it because he wasn't in quite the right spot? It's north of the Agglestone, right by a track. It's the same type of rock as the 'holy' stone, but apparently with a scarier reputation.

(mentioned at the swuklink site
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
8th June 2005ce
Edited 8th June 2005ce