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Cuckoo Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


Colt Hoare recorded this sarsen near Woodhenge. He didn't know it was near Woodhenge at the time of course, because Woodhenge hadn't been discovered :) It's 2 metres long (though it was standing when Hoare saw it) and it seems to be in line with the Cursus. As a single standing stone it would be very unusual in this part of the country. Maybe it's called the cuckoo stone because it's out of place here?

Its position has been used as the extent of the parish boundary.

Apparently the National Trust are in the process of turning the field where it lies from intensive arable farming into a wildflower meadow.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th January 2003ce
Edited 23rd July 2009ce

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