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The Hoar Stone

Chambered Tomb


Local oral tradition has it that the three big standing stones are the remains of an old man, his horse and dog, turned to stone for reasons now not remembered.

The petrification story is similiar to that of other folktales from around the Cotswold, including the Rollrights and the Goose stones.

There is also a local story of a ghost which can be seen walking from the tomb along the old road into the the village of Enstone.
Jane Posted by Jane
15th December 2003ce
Edited 15th December 2003ce

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