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|Description ||This stone stands next to over benchil farm house near stanley.This stone for some horrific reason had sundial placed on top at least 100yrs ago and has several iron nails in some of the cracks.The stone itself is stunning, standing 8ft tall and about 3ft broad.As with nearby gellybank the stone used is quartzose schist and has a spectacular display of large crystals.Permission should be sought from the very nice gent who lives in the farmhouse.|
| According to the gentleman living in the farmhouse, the stone is protected by his title deeds, the previous landowner having tried to remove it. We were intriqued by the lichen shapes and wondered if they had grown into markings on the face of the stone? We wondered if the stone had originally lain in a wooded area as there appeared to be fossilized tree rings at the base of the stone? We wondered if the bowl and leaf carvings at the top of the sundial were symbols of crop fertility? Truly remarkable.|
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