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Clochodrick Stone

Natural Rock Feature


From plaque erected by Kilbarchan Civic Society - 1993

Clochoderick Stone
Height 3.6m (12ft) Breadth 5.1m (17ft) Length 6.7m (22ft)

The Clochoderick stone is a particularly fine example of a glacial erratic. Composed of volcanic rock differing from that below the soil on which it rests, but similar to bedrock occurring in the hills a few miles to the north and west, and deposited here during the last ice age around 18,000 years ago.

Legend asserts its use by the druids as a site for dispensation of justice on this rocking stone. Depending on how the stone moved, with the accused in place, innocent or guilty was decreed.

It is also asserted that the stone marks the burial place of Rydderick Hael, monarch of the kingdom of Strathclyde. Considerable research establishes his crushing victory over paganism at Arthuret, near Carlisle, resulting in the conversion of the country to Christianity.
Posted by rum
7th March 2015ce

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