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The Hoarstones

Stone Circle


Reg's directions look spot on to me... have been there a fair few times as I don't live so far away.

Last visited here on 25th august 2003, and, just as when i visited last year, once over the style and approaching the circle, a friendly chap with 3 very friendly dogs appeared from the woods on the left, taking them for a walk round the field. Be warned though, if you bend down to greet the dogs, you will be licked to death! :o) He stopped to chat with us and told us of the few things.

If I remember correctly, he said the couple of "rocky bumps" looking like cairns to the western side were found to have graves in them when they had been studied in the past, that there was a ley line coming roughly from the east crossing just south of the circle and that the parish boundary goes along the hedge at the edge of the field (not sure how useful that is to know though). He also said the stones had moved a little over time (as perhaps is to be expected).

I noticed all the holes in the stones, though didn't think they looked that recent, and not bored very neatly, so I'd reckon they are of some age. I like the sound of the miners getting married reason :o) there's also an iron post there which has a very definite magnetic field if you happen to have a compas handy by the way - I wonder if at one time it had a sign on it?
Posted by PurpleTriangle
31st August 2003ce
Edited 31st August 2003ce

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