SP3323 : The Hawk Stone [Detail]

taken 10 years ago, near to Dean, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

The Hawk Stone [Detail]
The Hawk Stone [Detail]
The Hawk Stone is a neolithic standing stone. The name either derives from its shape, being like a hawk, or is a corruption of the word 'hoar' meaning 'old'. Local tradition has it that a cleft in the top of the stone was made by the chains of witches who were tied to the stone and burnt alive.
E Corbett, A History of Spelsbury, Cheney and Sons, Banbury, 1962
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SP3323, 12 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 January, 2010
Category
Standing stones   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3392 2354 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:54.5621N 1:30.4991W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3392 2354
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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