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|Description ||Bosley Cloud Stone
This stone is located SJ905636 on the back slope of Bosley Cloud, a hill in Cheshire.
It is not known if this stone is prehistoric standing stone or a natural boulder but it has been utilised as a marker (a cross is carved into the top of the stone) for the Cheshire/Staffordshire county boundary which splitsthe Cloud. If it is natural it is fortuitously placed but it is a stone out of keeping with those in the immediate area.
A track runs right beside it.
|A recent check of Victorian O.S. maps (see the Old Maps website) has shown that standing stone markers extended all along the Cheshire-Staffordshire border running south from Bosley Cloud, past Bridestones and along the ridge past Woolf Lowe. I doubt if these are prehistoric way markers but maybe prehistoric stones, possibly robbed from Bridestones...hence their heavy weathering, utilised when the county boundary was established.
I will try to get onto Woolf Lowe and take some piccies if the stones are still insitu.|
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