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Blowing Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


'Yet the stone was certainly in its present position in 1761. In 1749 the Atkins family bought the Kingston Lisle estate which they retained until sometime after 1907, and in view of statements in the following poem published in 1855 (NOTE: this is entitled 'A day on the downs' and is described in another post for this site), I am inclined to think that the stone was found on or near White Horse Hill between 1750 and 1760 and its blowing properties recognised, as a result of which it was moved to its present position in front of the cottages at the instigation of a member of the Atkins family'.

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

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