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Toad Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Toad Stone</b>Posted by IdwalImage © Idwal
Nearest Town:Grange-Over-Sands (5km E)
OS Ref (GB):   SD364780 / Sheets: 96, 97
Latitude:54° 11' 36.75" N
Longitude:   2° 58' 29.62" W

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What a briliant stone! - a dead ringer for a squatting toad when seen from the side. It's 1.2m high, 1.1m wide, 0.5m thick and has small packing stones at the base. It lies about 30 yards to the east of the Cistercian Way in an open field, a 5 minute walk from the minor road at SD363776.

The National Monument Record describes it as possibly the remains of a circle of stones such as a walled enclosure. This is based on a confusing reference from 1872. There is certainly nothing else visible now.
Idwal Posted by Idwal
14th February 2007ce
Edited 5th March 2007ce