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    OLD MILLSTONES IN USE AS THRESHOLDS

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    OLD MILLSTONES IN USE AS THRESHOLDS

    Post  Guest on Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:46 pm

    On my travels I have noted many old millstones in use as thresholds to gateways and doorways of not only homesteads but pre-Reformation churches as well. Could there be a now lost tradition here?

    Millstones represent a turning motion with the ground grains rotating in spirals between the stones, the end product being the primary family staple, and here I suspect a ‘something’ signficance.

    Has anyone here come across such usage, or know of some tradition or other?

    john

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