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Re: Beauchamp Roding Puddingstone
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Got out there today and have added a couple of more pics to the site.

It’s a bit of a mystery: it’s on a rise, with a nearby water source (similar to so many pre-Roman sites round here) but it feels very different somehow (no Roman tiles in the church fabric that we could see for example). The stone itself is lovely but not much of a pudding – more like a sarsen with a bit of pudding here and there. Can’t even be sure if it’s standing as it was originally intended - the very flat edge (now vertical) might once have been its base.

Arguments for the stone being something more than just a boundary marker, or another stone from the Puddingstone Trail, is its location in the north-east part of the churchyard and, for this neck of the woods, pretty unusual in size.

Moss has written more about it here -[...]olphs-church-puddingstone.html

Thanks for the pointer – found a nice pub on the way back as well ;-)

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Posted by Littlestone
11th June 2011ce

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