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Whit Stones

Standing Stones


The two stones are on the NE slope of Porlock Common. They're quite low, both less than a metre. One is decorated with an OS mark and stud, and they both lean a bit. A 13th century document describing the boundaries of the Royal Forest mentions them as the 'Whitestones'.

Some more stones lie nearby at SS864461, and are believed to be the 'fif stones' mentioned in the same document, though there now seem to be three standing and one partly buried. One is inscribed with three sets of initials in an 18th? century hand.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th August 2005ce

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