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Greater Leys

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Greater Leys</b>Posted by Land_RaverImage © Land_Raver
Nearest Town:Oxford (6km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SP566016 / Sheet: 164
Latitude:51° 42' 35.14" N
Longitude:   1° 10' 50.65" W

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I visited this site on a classic early spring evening with a low setting sun in a cloudless sky and a hot air balloon drifting aimlessly by. I approached the stone by following the footpath from the south east corner of Sandford Brake electrical substation and entering the copse from the footpath atits north west edge and crossing a small wooden step bridge just in front of the stone.

The stone is becoming ever more overgrown and while it is still quite easy to spot at the moment I can see it becoming quite easily obscured in a couple of years.

I agree, well worth a visit.
Posted by anaXa
30th May 2006ce
Edited 30th May 2006ce

I believe this to be the remnant of a stone stile. These large oblong stones can be found located on the footpaths around nearby Garsington village... Posted by Darren
28th November 2005ce
Edited 28th November 2005ce

This stone is situated adjacent to a footpath at the north west edge of a copse between Sandford Brake electrical substation & B480 Watlington road.

It is moss covered standing on an angle of approx 60-70 degrees & is approximately 2m long by 1m high 0.2m thick. It's shape is fairly rectangular although there are no crisp edges; indicating the appearance is certainly very old.

This stone has several interesting features in the surrounding area including a Roman Road to the west & is not far from the Bladon Brook spring source.

Well worth a visit.
Posted by Land_Raver
23rd November 2005ce
Edited 23rd November 2005ce