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Kiftsgate Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


The fact that this stone is not already on TMA does make me wonder if it's prehistoric or not. Perhaps someone knows or will give it a look. It's a scheduled monument, but there's no information via 'Magic'. There's a photo you can enlarge at Celia Haddon's website. She says it's a small stone, and was the location of the Hundred's moot in Anglo Saxon times. It looks an irregular strange shape, and it's got a hole in it.

A little bit from 'Notes and Queries' (June 7th, 1942, p358):
The Kiftsgate stone from which the hundred takes its name is hidden away among bushes in Weston Park, just off the high road which runs from Chipping-Campden to Broadway. Canon Bourne, Vicar of the parish in which Weston Park lies, who died at the end of last century, at a good age, related that he knew an old man years before who recollected George III being proclaimed king at this boundary stone.
H.C. Hill.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
29th August 2007ce
Edited 29th August 2007ce

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