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Dead Woman's Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)

Nearest Town:Bere Regis (4km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SY82209164 / Sheet: 194
Latitude:50° 43' 24.61" N
Longitude:   2° 15' 7.92" W

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Details of Stone on Pastscape

'Dead Woman's Stone', possible standing stone of unknown date, now lost or destroyed.

Dead Woman's Stone (NAT) (SY 82209164) (1)
Dead Woman's Stone shown on OS cannot be traced in heathland now devasted by tanks. (2)
Shown as The Dead Woman on Tithe Map 1839. (3)
Since the 1960s the site has been used as a tank raining area, and latterly as a conifer plantation. There is no sign of the stone and it is presumed to be lost or destroyed. Ground photo with archive report. (4)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1902
( 2) General reference RCHM Dorset 2 pt 3 1970 513 No 65
( 3) General reference EPNS Dorset 1 1977 290 (A D Mills)
( 4) English Heritage Alternative Action Report KC, MPPA, Dec-2001
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9th March 2012ce