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The Longstone of Mottistone

Standing Stone / Menhir


Perhaps the stones have been moved at some point:
[I state in a paper published August 1884] that the "Longstone" is an upright stone, having a large flat stone (9feet x 4feet x 2feet) lying on the north-east side of it, which I thought might have been slightly moved from its original position. On revisiting the stones last June I found that the flat stone had been shifted about ten feet and that it now lies to the south-east and not to the north-east of the upright stone. Whether anone has been digging there, and, if so, whether anything has been found, I do not know.. my original sketches clearly show that [I had not made a mistake].
The "Longstone" at Mottistone, Isle of Wight
A. L. Lewis
The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 18. (1889), p. 192.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th October 2006ce

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