Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Stile and Stone

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The above stile takes you through a field used for grasing horses, but the path was here long before the horses came to graze here.

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Some of these stones are woth investigating closer...... some have been worked into gate posts and are reused for stiles, other show signs of shaping but no sign of ever being a gate post. I like to think it might have been a 'standing stone' of some kind..... We do have them nearby so the idea is not as daft as it sounds.

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This leads into a woodland pathway over looking Early Bank road and Early Bank Woods, the trees are mostly Beech, Oak, Chestnut, Rowen, Hawthorn and Holly.

6 comments:

imac said...

A post with great style Tom.

Im back in action and blogging my photos again.

Lew said...

Interesting posts (and great photos!) of the area. I would hazard a guess that the stones were markers for property lines or paths in ancient times. The snake bench has to be the most unusual to date.

Tom said...

Imac.. Glad to see you are back posting...
Lew.. Thanks for taking the time to read through my postings... I think you are right about the marker stones, and the Snake Bench was a great find... as soon as I saw it I knew others would like it.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I must say these look very old, Tom. And what a nice walk through it must be.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Were there druids n your area? I look at these photos and feel there must be some very ancient secrets there.

Barbara Martin said...

The term 'standing stones' brings Stonehenge to mind and any one of Diana Gabaldon's books from her Outlander series. Certainly an interesting topic.