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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 510
 Date Entered 03/05/2012
 Updated on 07/05/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Standing Stones / Circles
 Record Type Northern Britain
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 Site Description 
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 29/04/2012
 Location Close to the north side of the B5288 road 3km west of Penrith
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 480 304
 Geology Drift over Triassic sandstone.
 Record Name SWAAG in Eden. Part Two. Greystoke. Standing Stone by the B5288 road.
 Record Description This standing stone was noticed in pasture close by the roadside on our drive from Penrith to Mungrisedale to meet up to walk on Carrock Fell. A long cairn is nearby (not seen). The impressive standing stone is a glacial erratic of volcanic ash (Borrowdale Volcanic series)and is the sole survivor of what surely was originally a complex of megalithic stones. There are several stones of megalithic proportions in the adjacent hedgerow and a pair of standing stones in the roadside hedge which smay be a remnant of a stone avenue. It is worth noting that the standing stone is located at the point where Carrock Fell(our planned destination) with its ?Neolithic enclosure and contained stone cairn first becomes visible as an isolated peak on the western horizon.
 Dimensions 1.8m high estimated.
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 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes 
 Image 1 ID 2766         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description SWAAG at work on standing stones!
 Image 2 ID 2767         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 2768         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 4 ID 2769         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 2770         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Standing stone. THe clasts of the volcanic ash origine of this standing stone are clearly visible.
 Image 6 ID 2771         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Pair of small standing stones in the hedge.
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