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The Long Stone

Standing Stones, Gloucestershire

Alternate Name: The Long Stone

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OS Map: 162
Gloucester & Forest of Dean
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Nearest village: Michinhampton View map of Michinhampton

One of the few holed stones in existence, the main stone is made of oolite, and is 2.3m high and 46cm thick. A smaller stone is built into a dry stone wall. The two stones are possibly all that is left of a long barrow. As at other holed stones such as the Cornish Men-an-Tol and Tolvan, there are legends of people being healed by passing through the hole. In this case the holes are only big enough for an arm and a foot but presumably this is all one needs to insert!

Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds are an interesting to visit both for the stones and countryside. A good and very detailed local book on the stones (from which the above entry was based) is Old Stones of Gloucestershire by D.P.Sullivan - Reardon & Son, ISBN 1 873877 00 5. The book describes dowsing experiments carried out at the Long Stone. The author, Danny was editor of The Ley Hunter

Access: In field by the side of the road between Avening and Minchinhampton. See above for map links

Rating: General Impression 3, Ambience 4, Access 3


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