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Three Shires Stone[595 x 475 JPG]
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|Description ||The Three Shires Stones mark the place where Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire meet. They are near Marshfield and Colerne on the Fosse Way at ST796700.
It is claimed that these boundary stones were erected in 1859 and are believed to be the remains of a chambered tomb. In early 19th century guide books they are referred to as "Druidical stones" which of course they are not. A modern folly, but perhaps Tolkien had them in mind when he Created the Theee Farthings Stone in the Shire of MiddleEarth.
|Good photo. Interesting comments, it shows that guide books are just that 'a guide'.
I certainly can imagine Tolkien, with pipe, standing and contemplating in front of these stones.|
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