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Bambury Stone

Natural Rock Feature


.. the Banbury Stone [is] also known as the elephant stone because of its shape when viewed from one side.. [it] has been described as a sacrificial stone for Druids or as a Roman altar, but in reality is a natural outcrop. Locals believed that to kiss the stone on Good Friday would bring bad luck.. [The Stone is] situated inside the hillfort, the outstanding feature of the hilltop.
p135 in A Year of Walks in the Cotswolds By Roy Woodcock (1998).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18th May 2007ce

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