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The Weald Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Miscellaneous

You will gather that the Weald Stone is much reduced from it's previous described measurements.

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The Weald Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Miscellaneous

The Weald Stone is located in College Road, off High Road, Harrow Weald outside the Wealdstone Inn (Formerly the Red Lion) within the Borough of Harrow, Middlesex (Greater London). The area of Wealdstone is named after it.

To quote some brief information compiled by Sateesh Khanna.

"In pre-Saxon times an area of thick woodlands covered the northern region of Middlesex and was known as the "Great Weald" or "Wold" . Weald meaning forest. The whole of this area was uninhabited, until the 6th century, when Saxon farmers began felling trees to clear the ground for crops and cattle. The landmark "Stone" itself some 3 ft tall, 2 ft thick and about 5 ft wide, is believed to be a Sarson stone and geologically is not of local origin.

It is believed pre history inhabitants of the region brought the stone over for religious purposes and then later used as a direction stone or boundary marker.

This Stone of antiquity, that the village of Wealdstone derives it's name from, lies outside The Weald Stone Inn, (formerly the Red Lion.) High Road Harrow Weald (Junction College Road)

As an ancient relic the "Stone" also has a documented history in the Borough archives going back to the reign on Henry VIII where there are court scrolls that make references to the "Weld Ston""
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