Rudston monolith

by Calvin Booker May. 29, 2019 232 views

The Rudston monolith is a standing stone in Yorkshire and the tallest in Britain, at just under 8 m in height, with a circumference of 5m. The pointed top is protected with a metal cap. Dragged from Cayton or Cornelian Bay 16 Km to the north, the stone weights an estimated 40 Tons. The stone was erected in approximately 1600 BC, and its depth into the ground may be as much as its height!
There is a smaller gritstone in the nearby cemetery, along with a slab cyst grave. An oft-quoted legend recounts how the Devil threw the stone at the church and missed.

Appearance spoiled rather by protective "hat" made of lead.

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