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The Queen Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


You can see the Queen stone from the A40, but its across the river so is unapproachable
from this side, turn off towards Goodrich and Symonds Yat cross the
" Bridge over the river Wye" and park infront of a gate, not the best place in the world but if you leave someone in the car they can just beeep you back. The stone can't be seen from this smaller road just skirt round the edge and into the next field and you can't fail to find it. More than 6ft tall and standing in its own scrappy square of land in a ploughed field, this is the most deeply rain carved stone ive ever seen, all the way round, from top to bottom these runnels are big enough to put a fist in, I wonder how it got its name, perhaps it was meant to be unflattering, all those wrinkles.
postman Posted by postman
5th March 2009ce

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