SJ9055 : Gawton's Rock

near to Brown Edge, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Gawton's Rock
Gawton's Rock
Also known as Gawton's Dolmen and The Healing Stone this arrangement of boulders seems to be shrouded in mystery. Some will tell you that a sort of "energy" can be felt when it is touched, others say there is evidence that a hermit was once healed at the nearby Gawton's Well and then lived in the alcove between the supporting stones to the rear of the rock. It could also have been erected by the owners of the estate during the reign of Queen Victoria (who were called Gawton), creating structures like this was very much in fashion then. Of course, it could have occurred naturally- the large stone breaking away from the rock face behind and coming to rest on the smaller rocks. Who knows? See also LinkExternal link for more theories.
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2011
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 8 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest  Paths  Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Country Park 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 900 555 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.8100N 2:9.0260W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 900 555
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Dolmen  Healing Stone  Boulders  Rocks  Structure  Trees  Country Park  Hermit 

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