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Re: Large stones
Feb 15, 2017, 20:23
tiompan wrote:
thesweetcheat wrote:
Yep, but not megalithic monuments. The nearest surviving stand stone is a long way away I think (miles anyway), and the nearest stones on anything like a similar scale are Devil's Arrows on the other side of the county.

Easter areas in general lack the megaliths for megalithic monuments , hence the possibility that the Devils arrows and Rudston were imported from Plumpton .

What might be missing due to the intensive agriculture and applicable to other similar areas are earthen monuments like barrows .

There are barrows in the district, two off hand, Duggleby Howe and Willy Howe both large, but nearby to both is the Gypsey Race, which also runs through the village of Rudston, linking settlements in the area.
Probably the Rudston stone happened because of glacial movement, the stone comes from around 20 miles away but I quite like the theory that it is part of a complex of stones that may refer to fertility, though the Obelisk looks rather a clumsy thickset stone....
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