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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Country: England County: Wiltshire Type: Standing Stone (Menhir)
Nearest Town: Amesbury  Nearest Village: Durrington
Map Ref: SU1466443353
Latitude: 51.189216N  Longitude: 1.791553W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 3.5 Ambience: 3.5 Access: 4.5

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by Horatio : Looking down on the stone but if in its original situ, then actually looking at one of its faces. (Vote or comment on this photo)
A fallen sarsen stone about 6 feet in length, a short detour off the path from the Great Cursus to Woodhenge. This is one of the stones spoken of as being dropped by the devil, having fooled the old lady in Ireland from whom he took Stonehenge, dropping some of the stones in the area of Stonehenge.
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Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by Bladup : The Cuckoo stone with woodhenge in the background on the right. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by AngieLake : Looking approx SE with Cuckoo Stone's water-filled 'basin', much appreciated by walkers' dog! (2 comments - Vote or comment on this photo)

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by AngieLake : The Cuckoo Stone, looking east towards Woodhenge, with medium-sized dog for scale. 18th June. (1 comment - Vote or comment on this photo)

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by hamish : Had to take this one with the solar flare. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by terryj : The Cuckoo Stone at Larkhill near Woodhenge. Taken on 8th December 2006 by terry Grace (2 comments - Vote or comment on this photo)

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by Bladup : Midwinter at the Cuckoo Stone

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Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by Bladup

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Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by Bladup : Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by Bladup

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by Bladup : Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by Bladup : The Cuckoo Stone

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by coin : The Cuckoo Stone, Wilts

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by DrewParsons : The site sign. April 2015

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by Bladup : The Cuckoo Stone at midwinter.

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by Bladup : The Cuckoo Stone.

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by hamish : This Stone changes as you walk round it.

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by hamish : Another view of the Stone, great shape.

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by hamish : A lonely Sarsen Stone near Woodhenge. Did they get fed up pulling it. Who knows.

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by AngieLake : The Cuckoo Stone, and the shadow of one who stood very close to it about 3pm on 5th December! Looking towards Durrington Walls here, if I'm not mistaken. (The round indentation in the south western end of the stone is just visible behind the grass bottom left). (2 comments)

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by AngieLake : Another chunk missing at the NW corner of the Cuckoo Stone. Taken at about 3pm on 5th December. In his new 'Stonehenge' book Burl writes that this stone was one of the earliest in the vicinity, aligned to E of the Cursus.

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by AngieLake : Looking west along the length of the fallen Cuckoo Stone towards the Stonehenge Cursus, somewhere behind those trees. Dr Aubrey Burl features this important stone, one of the earliest in the vicinity, in his new 'Stonehenge' book.

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by AngieLake : Focussing on the Cuckoo Stone, seen here from the south side, after reading about its importance in Aubrey Burl's new Stonehenge book.

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by AngieLake : An attempt to show the chunk missing from the SE corner of the Cuckoo Stone. Dr Aubrey Burl's great new Stonehenge book drew my attention to this ancient megalith that lies in a field next to the east end of Larkhill village. Many chunks of flint lie on the ground around it. I'm not sure which was the top when erect. (1 comment)

Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire)
Cuckoo Stone (Wiltshire) submitted by AngieLake : A twin shot of the western end of the Cuckoo Stone near Larkhill on 5th December. In the top close-up pic you might notice a round indentation at bottom right of stone, behind a tuft of grass. Don't know if this is significant, or just man's damage. This was taken around 3pm, looking towards Woodhenge. (1 comment)

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Street View by coldrum on Wednesday, 17 March 2010
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Right in the distance, in the field. http://goo.gl/maps/UuJCUqrKmMQCzznYA
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