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StoneLifter
StoneLifter
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Re: Circles under churches
May 01, 2005, 20:29
It's a handy source of rubble stone as well as larger bits for lintels &c. A photo-competition for the summer might be the most ludicrous re-use of a megalith in a modern period building. The Devil's Arrow that became a bridge would by high up the list (but no one's found it yet).
FourWinds
FourWinds
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Re: Circles under churches
May 01, 2005, 20:57
I'll offer a standing stone used as a mantlepiece:

http://www.megalithomania.com/show/image/3275
Pete G
Pete G
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Re: Circles under churches
May 01, 2005, 21:11
The winterbourne bridge has at least 8 avenue stones under its arches.
One of the cottages in the High st has a single fallen stone as the kitchen floor.
In Brighton there is a pub on the sea front which has a massive stone as the cellar floor.
PeteG
Pilgrim
Pilgrim
620 posts

Re: Circles under churches
May 01, 2005, 23:06
I'll see your mantlepiece, FW, and raise you one pub:

http://www.megalithic.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=My_eGallery&file=index&do=showpic&pid=6507

"Sorry; this pub don't serve no women - it's only menhir"

Pilgrim

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Pete G
Pete G
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Re: Circles under churches
May 01, 2005, 23:15
I was going to mention that one but I couldn't find my pics.
There is also a church that had a renovation in South Devon a few years back and they moved one of the stones inside the church and found carving on the inner face.
I never got to see it and don't know what the carvings were.
There is also the church at Lostwhithial that has a carved standing stone at the church entrance.
The Druids Arms at Stanton Drew has a Cove in the garden.
http://www.stonehenge-avebury.net/Photos/gtour/Cove.jpg
PeteG
Pete G
Pete G
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Re: Circles under churches
May 01, 2005, 23:17
So I'll 'see' your Pub and 'raise' you a Cove :)
PeteG
Pilgrim
Pilgrim
620 posts

Re: Circles under churches
May 01, 2005, 23:22
Well, Pete, you get the credit anyway for bringing the pub to my attention in the first place (i tried to find the thread, but TMA must have dropped a stitch)!

Peace

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Littlestone
Littlestone
5384 posts

Re: Circles under churches
May 01, 2005, 23:23
What's the name of the pub in Brighton, Pete? Will be there for a couple of days in June (Brighton that is not the pub). On second thoughts though I might be in the pub for a couple of days as well... can you see the stone from the bar?
Pete G
Pete G
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Re: Circles under churches
May 01, 2005, 23:40
When I lived there in the early 90's it was the Shark bar but I think its changed name now.
It is literaly under the arches on the right side of the pier.
You have to get into the cellar to see the large stone.
It took me ages to get permission but we played a gig there one night and needed to store the instrument cases so they let us into the cellar.
Local library books said it was the stone that stood on the beach and its where Brighton got its name.
Bright Helm Stone.
There are stories about smugglers using it to stand behind and wave lanterns to guide smugglers in.
While in Brighton check out the fountain with the dolphins that is on the levels directly infront of the Pier.
There used to be a stone circle and the stones are now huddled below the bronze sculpture.
Further along the levels the churches are worth checking out.
Hove park is worth a visit as there are some stones there.
PeteG
Littlestone
Littlestone
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Re: Circles under churches
May 01, 2005, 23:44
Great! Thanks - will try to do all that and Devil's Dyke as well.
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