2012

ST5963 : 2012 : Ancient stones at The Cove, Stanton Drew

taken 12 years ago, near to Stanton Drew, Bath And North East Somerset, England

2012 : Ancient stones at The Cove, Stanton Drew
2012 : Ancient stones at The Cove, Stanton Drew
Behind the Druids Arms, LinkExternal link has this to say:
"between the church and the Druid's Arms Inn is the mysterious Cove, this comprises of two massive standing stones, one looking like a huge Neolithic golf flag and a third recumbent slab lying between them. What makes this site even more interesting is that there are two different alignments here. The first is through the centres of the Southwest and Great Circle onto Hautville's Quoit, the second is through the Cove and the Great and Northeast Circles.
Sites like Stanton Drew always attract their share of legends and stories. It is said that the stone circles are a petrified wedding party who danced on into the Sabbath due to the mischievous Devil's fiddle playing. The bride, groom and parson tried to escape but they too were turned to stone, and now stand as the Cove."

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Geographical Context: Village, Rural settlement Religious sites other tags: Prehistoric Standing Stones Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Standing Stones [29] · Great Circle [22] · Druid's Arms [18] ·
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ST5963, 213 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Maurice Pullin   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 25 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 April, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5976 6310 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.9317N 2:34.7636W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 59749 63090
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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