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Strand Maypole, Westminster, London, Middlesex

Maypole (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 3073 8092 Archaeology & History This huge traditional monument was once a sight to behold!  It stood close to where an ancient stone ‘cross’ once lived.  But—alas!, with the intrusion of the incoming christians … Continue reading

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The Maypole, Alconbury, Huntingdonshire

Maypole (removed):  OS Reference Number – TL 18554 75972 Getting Here Maypole Square forms the junction of High Street, Church Way and Chapel Street in the centre of the village. Archaeology & History The Alconbury Maypole had passed out of living … Continue reading

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Ashlar Chair, Burley Moor, West Yorkshire

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – SE 12075 44833 Also Known as: Carving no.111 (Hedges) Carving no.115 (Boughey & Vickerman) Druid’s Chair Etching Stone Getting Here There are two large boulders here, one of which was deemed the Ashlar many … Continue reading

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Churn Milk Joan, Midgley Moor, West Yorkshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 01912 28365 Also Known as: Saville’s Low Getting Here From the village of Midgley, high above the A646 Halifax-to-Todmorden road, travel west along the moorland road until you reach the sharp-ish bend in … Continue reading

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Almscliffe Crags, North Rigton, North Yorkshire

Legendary Rocks:  OS Grid Reference – SE 2681 4900 Also Known as: Ormscliffe Crags Getting Here This is an outstanding site visible for miles around in just about every direction – so getting here is easy! If you’re coming from Harrogate, … Continue reading

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Swastika Stone, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone: OS Grid Reference – SE 09557 46967 Also Known as: Carving no.53 (Hedges) Carving no.217 (Boughey & Vickerman) Fylfot Stone Getting Here From Ilkley, head up the road towards White Wells and keep going along the road.  Shortly … Continue reading

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