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The Fylingdales Stone

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Nearest Town:Whitby (11km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   NZ935008 / Sheet: 94
Latitude:54° 23' 37.78" N
Longitude:   0° 33' 35.22" W

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Carved stone controversy continues


Society wants Moors stone to go on display - taken from the article by Julie Hemmings in Yorkshire Post Today
http://www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th January 2005ce
Edited 18th January 2005ce

Unique Rock Find Amongst Archaeology Yielded by Moorland Fire


From an article by Richard Moss, published on www.24hourmuseum.org.uk on 20th December 2004:
Archaeologists are pondering one of the most intriguing archaeological discoveries for some years after a fire revealed a unique carved stone thought to be 4,000 years old... continues...
Kammer Posted by Kammer
20th December 2004ce
Edited 18th January 2005ce

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Firestone

Three thousand springs tombed beneath the peat,
each autumn spreads another blanket
to muffle the curlew's sobs,
the pipits all.

One feckless fag end thumbed into the wind
and flame rips away your shroud;
leaves you nude staring up
at clouds.

In a carbonised land of blackened ling,
Saxon dykes, Danish tracks, alum roads,
tank ruts, a scatter of roasted adders
and bird silence.

Astonished at the sun, at the lenses, the men
measure your incised lines, the questions:
boundary stone? map to find Orion?
stone speech?

Or just some hide-clad priest's contraption,
to be unveiled on sacred days to steer
the same old shivering fear safe
into his hands

Harry Nicholson July 2007

From
Voice of the Moors - Magazine of the North York Moors Association.
Issue 90 Autumn-Winter 2007
http://www.north-yorkshire-moors.org.uk/voice_magazine/voice_90.pdf
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
8th September 2008ce

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The Rock Art of the North York Moors


The front cover of the long awaited book by Graeme C and Paul Brown featuring the Fylingdales Stone

Coming to bookshops soon-ish
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
3rd June 2005ce
Edited 3rd June 2005ce