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Blowing Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


'The tradition that King Alfred blew through it to summon the Saxons to fight the Danes is probably more picturesque than historically true. It has in fact been sometimes known as King Alfred's Bugle Horn. I beleive the Alfred tradition connected with this stone is traceable to the influence of Wise's Letter to Dr Mead (1738) and the theory which he expounded in that work'.

L V Grinsell - White Horse Hill and Surrounding Country
wysefool Posted by wysefool
6th May 2007ce

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