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Blowing Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


'Famous among local relics is the Blowing Stone, moved from the Ridgeway to Kingstone Lisle and to be seen at a farm below Blowing Stone Hill. A mournful wail is achieved by blowing into a hole in this stone. Some say this was the stone used by King Alfred for summoning his troops, others that it is of Druidical origin, and a third opinion places it among many large stones found locally and believed to be survivals of the ice age.'

The Berkshire Book
by the Berkshire Federation of Women's Institutes
wysefool Posted by wysefool
13th May 2007ce

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