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Christianised Site

Ingatestone (Christianised Site) by Littlestone One of two painted stones in front of Walkers Estate Agents
Littlestone Image Credit: Littlestone
Posted by Littlestone
1st September 2008ce
Edited 1st September 2008ce
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Comments (3)

This stone appears to be here to protect the corner of the wall from being 'clipped' by vehicles. It appears to post date the modern brick wall and possibly even the tarmac. fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
1st September 2008ce
"It appears to post date the modern brick wall and possibly even the tarmac."

Aye, there's no knowing at present when any of the stones on Ingatestone High Street were placed there. The only sure date is for the big sarsen on the south side of the church which was found in the north wall of the church during building work for the organ chamber there in 1905.

I bumped into a ninety year old lady on Ingatestone High Street the other day who said that the two large stones at the entrance to Fryerning Lane were there when she was fifteen. Thing about Essex is that even small stones, like the ones painted white on Ingatestone High Street, are a rarity. One of the small painted stones is definitely a sarsen, another looks like it could be a dressed puddingstone - didn't post a pic of it though as it's getting too far into 'maybe'.

There's a bit more on the Ingatestones in the Heritage Action Journal here -
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
3rd September 2008ce
Geologists report these stones as glacial deposits, not archaeological remains. One of the stones may be a roman stone, but the rest date from Saxon through to medieval times. Posted by Mortimer
5th September 2008ce
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