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Stratford St. Mary Cursus, Suffolk

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – TM 0486 3433 Archaeology & History This short and dead straight cursus monument was first described in John Hedges’ (1981) survey, and later mentioned in Harding & Lee’s (1987) corpus on British henges as … Continue reading

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Staniston Hill, Stainburn, North Yorkshire

Standing Stone (lost):  OS Grid Reference – SE 2522 5010 Archaeology & History This long-lost standing stone gave its name to the small hill between the geological giants of Little Almscliffe and Almscliffe Crags, ‘Staniston Hill.’  Described as early as the 13th … Continue reading

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Machar Stones, Fintry, Stirlingshire

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NS 65705 83932 Also Known as: Canmore ID 45311 Waterhead Stones Getting Here Of the 2 ways to reach here: one via the Crow Road, up to Waterhead Farm and then meandering through the forest—we … Continue reading

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Dumgoyach Stones, Strathblane, Stirlingshire

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NS 53269 80727 Also Known as: Canmore ID 44605 Dungoiach Duntreath Getting Here You can either find your way to Duntreath Castle on the western edges of Strathblane and walk SW straight up the … Continue reading

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Dalchirla (east), Muthill, Perthshire

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NN 82446 15893 Also Known as: Canmore ID 25355 Getting Here Along the A822 road between Crieff and Muthill, take the small western country lane just as you’re coming out of Muthill. Nearly 2 … Continue reading

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Rudston ‘D’ Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus: OS Grid Reference – TA 099 717 to TA 096 679 Archaeology & History To the north of Rudston village and its giant standing stone, running roughly parallel with the divinatory waters of the Gypsey Race river and passing … Continue reading

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Rudston ‘C’ Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus:  OS Grid Reference – TA 0914 6809 – TA 1014 6803 Archaeology & History Of the four giant linear cursus monuments that were laid out around the landscape that holds Britain’s largest standing stone—the Rudston monolith—this one, the Rudston ‘C’ … Continue reading

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Whispering Knights, Rollright, Oxfordshire

Chambered Tomb:  OS Grid Reference – SP 29936 30841 Also Known as: Five Knights Getting Here Follow the directions to reach the Rollrights stone circle, from Chipping Norton.  Walk past the entrance to the circle along the road for a coupla … Continue reading

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Lundin Links, Largo, Fife

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NO 4048 0272 Also Known as: Canmore ID 32656 Lundie Stones Standing Stanes of Lundy Getting Here Along the A915 coastal road from Leven to Largo, as you reach Lundin, look out for signs … Continue reading

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Glenhead Stone Row, Doune, Perthshire

Standing Stones: OS Grid Reference – NN 75491 00455 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24689 Getting Here Take the B824 road that runs between Dunblane and Doune and, whichever direction you’re coming from, watch out for the large statue of … Continue reading

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