SU1271 : The Polisher and Aethelferthe's Stone

taken 8 years ago, near to Winterbourne Monkton, Wiltshire, Great Britain

The Polisher and Aethelferthe's Stone
The Polisher and Aethelferthe's Stone
The polisher or polissoir stone bears markings showing that in Stone Age times it was used for making and polishing stone axes.
The large stone beyond is known as Aethelferthe's Stone: "This stone has been deliberately set upright. Aethelferthe appears to have been a real person who owned land at West Overton . The stone lies at the junction of three Saxon estates which became three parishes and may have been set up by 869AD." ( LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 12 71 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.5414N 1:49.2924W
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