The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Get the TMA Images feed
jimmyd's Latest Posts

Latest Posts

The Godstone (Christianised Site) — Folklore

"Early Christians carved some steps, a cross and a circle to demonstrate that the way to Heaven was through the Christian Church"
From John Burke's English Curiosities

Deer Park (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Deer Park</b>Posted by jimmyd

Midmar Kirk (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Midmar Kirk</b>Posted by jimmyd<b>Midmar Kirk</b>Posted by jimmyd

Nine Stanes (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Nine Stanes</b>Posted by jimmyd

Stonehead (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Stonehead</b>Posted by jimmyd<b>Stonehead</b>Posted by jimmyd

Sunhoney (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Sunhoney</b>Posted by jimmyd<b>Sunhoney</b>Posted by jimmyd

Esslie the Greater (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Esslie the Greater</b>Posted by jimmyd<b>Esslie the Greater</b>Posted by jimmyd

Cothiemuir Wood (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Cothiemuir Wood</b>Posted by jimmyd

The Godstone (Christianised Site) — Folklore

A little further info from Witches, Fairies and Things That Go Bump

It's origins lie in pagan times when the recently deceased would be carried around it three times.

Early Christians carved some steps, a cross and a circle to demonstrate that the way to Heaven was through the Christian Church.

Machrie Moor — Images

<b>Machrie Moor</b>Posted by jimmyd

Castlerigg (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Castlerigg</b>Posted by jimmyd<b>Castlerigg</b>Posted by jimmyd

Scorhill (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Scorhill</b>Posted by jimmyd<b>Scorhill</b>Posted by jimmyd

Gors Fawr (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Gors Fawr</b>Posted by jimmyd

Auchagallon Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Auchagallon Cairn</b>Posted by jimmyd<b>Auchagallon Cairn</b>Posted by jimmyd

Moel ty Uchaf (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Moel ty Uchaf</b>Posted by jimmyd

Capel Garmon (Chambered Cairn) — Images

<b>Capel Garmon</b>Posted by jimmyd<b>Capel Garmon</b>Posted by jimmyd<b>Capel Garmon</b>Posted by jimmyd

The Godstone (Christianised Site) — Images

<b>The Godstone</b>Posted by jimmyd

Pentre Ifan (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

<b>Pentre Ifan</b>Posted by jimmyd

Harold's Stones (Standing Stones) — Images

<b>Harold's Stones</b>Posted by jimmyd<b>Harold's Stones</b>Posted by jimmyd

The Godstone (Christianised Site) — Fieldnotes

This is a small stone situated in the graveyard of St. Lukes Church in Formby, near Liverpool. This curiously inscribed and mysterious stone is roughly 18 inches in height and was moved from the old village green to its present location in 1879. Any information as to the stone's folklore and antiquity is unknown. On a personal note it's gratifying to find something this odd and historic in my home town.

The Godstone (Christianised Site) — Images

<b>The Godstone</b>Posted by jimmyd
Been a snapper of prehistoric field furniture since 1997.

My TMA Content: