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Standing Stone / Menhir


Details of Stone on Pastscape

A standing stone, about 5 feet tall, 4 feet wide at the base and 2 feet thick. Traditionally considered a burial place, particularly locally, there is no evidence for any kind of barrow.

ST7769 8280 Stone (NR). (1)
The Greekstone or Grickstone - a slab of colite of megalithic appearance, set on edge in a field, on the highest ground in the vicinity. There is no sign of a mound. The stone is about 5 feet long, 4 feet wide at the base and 2 feet thick, tapering towards top. Traditionally a burial place. (2-3)
As described above. Although possibly part of a burial chamber, only local legend provides any evidence for a barrow in the vicinity.
Published survey (OS 25" 1921) correct. (4)
No change since report of 2.7.62. (5)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1955
( 2) General reference U Bristol Spel S 3 No 1 1926 44 (M Crook)
( 3) General reference T Bristol & Glos AS 79 1960 52 82 (O'Neil & Grinsell)
( 4) Field Investigators Comments F1 NVQ 02-JUL-62
( 5) Field Investigators Comments F2 NVQ 09-DEC-76
Chance Posted by Chance
8th July 2012ce
Edited 9th July 2012ce

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