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|Description ||'Legend has it that these huge stones were actually bolts thrown by an irate Devil, standing atop How Hill near Fountains Abbey. He was aiming for the early Christian settlement at Aldborough. As is usual in these old tales, he botched the throw and they fell short! I was mightily
impressed! The shortest one, pictured, stands eighteen feet high! Hewn of gritstone, buried up to five feet into the ground, they were somehow
brought from Knaresborough some six and a half miles away. Obviously they had some important significance for the ancient people who
bothered to bring them such a distance. The consensus seems to be that they date from Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age times. '|
|thanks for the info, David. have just visited these and they feel v friendly!|
|Interesting isn't it that in places so far apart as Sicily, England, easter Island and Mexico (just to name a few examples) there are such monolithic monuments, in many cases carved with faces and other details? In greece and in Peru you find the same style megalithic stone walls. thanks for you interesting posts.|
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