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Bishop's Limekiln

Natural Rock Feature

<b>Bishop's Limekiln</b>Posted by formicaantImage © Mike Rowland 16/05/2007.
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Nearest Town:Chickerell (8km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   SY589859 / Sheet: 194
Latitude:50° 40' 14.52" N
Longitude:   2° 34' 54.03" W

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This large piece of what looks like Portland stone is on it's own in a picnic area, off a minor road leading uphill from the east of Abbotsbury. It appears to be deeply buried in the ground, sticking out about two and a half feet .It's about five feet by four feet and must weigh in at several tons, whether it's megalithic is probably debateable, but it certainly didn't get here , half way up a steep hill, by accident.
Ancient or not it looks like it's been toppled from an upright position at some stage, as it sits at an odd angle. I couldn't see any markings on it either old or new.
formicaant Posted by formicaant
16th May 2007ce
Edited 17th May 2007ce