SU4374 : The Hangman's Stone

taken 8 years ago, near to Leckhampstead, West Berkshire, Great Britain

The Hangman's Stone
The Hangman's Stone
A nice fanciful name, in olde script even, for this roadside sarsen block.
It's actually a boundary stone where three parishes meet.
I'm not sure how you could hang someone off a block of stone anyway, but let's not spoil a good story.
Perhaps the hangman sat on it on his way between bookings.
At some time it's been hit by something and broken. You can see the line where it's been cemented together again.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 27 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 4309 7481 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.2373N 1:22.8616W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 4308 7480
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Sarsen Stone  Parish Boundary Stone 

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