SO5412 : The Buck Stone

near to Staunton, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

The Buck Stone
The Buck Stone
This large boulder on a ridge known by the same name and is situated almost on the summit, until 1775 it was thought the boulder could be rocked.

'Later the stone attracted attempts to topple it, a feat that was achieved in 1885 by a party of five travelling actors and a Monmouth innkeeper, with whom they were lodging. The stone split into several pieces, but at the expense of the Crown, the landowner, it was cemented together and secured in its place with an iron bar'.

From: 'Staunton', A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 5: Bledisloe Hundred, St. Briavels Hundred, The Forest of Dean (1996), pp. 272-284. URL: LinkExternal link. Date accessed: 24 March 2008.
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Monday, 24 March, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 541 122 [100m precision]
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