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Hanging Stones

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

Hanging Stones (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) by Kozmik_Ken The Hangingstones outcrop. The area under the over-hang is known as the Fairie's Parlour, or sometimes as the Fairie's Kirk. Legend has it that the Anglo-Saxon's attempted to build a church nearby, but each morning returned to find the stones moved. They eventually built the church in Ilkley.

The name Fairie's Kirk could be a folk memory of the original uses of the rock and it's carvings.
Kozmik_Ken Image Credit: Andy H
Posted by Kozmik_Ken
2nd January 2004ce
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