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|Description ||Sunset 26/12/09 - an unplanned visit to a number of sites in the area.|
No maps - just a vague 1970s guidebook - took us a couple hours to locate this having gone from Minchinhampton via Hampton Fields to Tetbury to Avening missing the stone at first by a narrow margin.
Having resigned ourselves to a long barrow this stone was spotted with just a few minutes before the sun went below the horizon.
A very impressive 7 feet tall stone, and make sure to see the smaller stone bisecting the wall - protrudes much more on the other side.
| stunning photo....sadly this area of outstanding natural beauty is now under threat to development of a sports facility |
| Do you know if that development proposes a threat to the stone and its immediate surroundings? If that's so, please could you let us have some details.|
| Minchinhampton RFC's Planning Application relates to a neighbouring field and objections have been made on the basis that sporting use of that ground will affect the peace and tranquility of the area - another planning application that has been made is for the erection of an animal shelter in the same field as the Longstone but it does not seem to directly affect it - for more info visit the Stroud District Council site |
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