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|Description ||Grid Ref: SJ599677 When visiting a specialist herb nursery, I couldn't help but notice a Long Stone (remains) marked on the map on Longstone Lane, just around the corner, back from a fork on the lane. What remains is a severed stump, set in what looks like sandstone blocks. Not hugely impressive, and reminded me of the base used for saxon crosses in the county - nonetheless, it must have once been impressive enough for the lane to have been named by it. |
| Have just been out walking the dog along Longstone lane, and happened across this very erm... cross. However the Stump has now been removed from the sandstone base and the whole plinth now seems to have been dragged further down the road (evidence of recent scratching and clamping marks around the base of the bottom plinth)e bottom plinth is also not carved sandstone, but is in fact concrete... which does ask the question just what on earth is this as the sandstone top block which the stump was originally set in is very old with practically now cut marks left visible.|
| ...would just like to point out im an idiot.... and was looking at the wrong plinth.... in my defence there are two plinths... as described above one is a modern...ish concrete base with a carved sandstone block set on top. i will add picturs as soon as i can figure out how to.|
| Hi Deviant, No probs, you're not the only one who will have done that :-)|
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