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    Pleasington Standing Stone ? Cross ? ???

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    Pleasington Standing Stone ? Cross ? ???

    Post  Guest on Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:39 am

    CLOSE BANK TO HOGHTON BOTTOMS FROM BILLINGE END ROAD AT ALUM SCAR

    From the drive follow the farm track to the end of outbuildings to go through a gap on the L into field. Walk down by RH hedgerow and on down the field …

    Notice a standing stone by an oak tree over on your right. The stone stands 5ft. above ground level with a width of 18 inches & depth of 8 inches, and is NOT a gatepost or cattle 'rubbing stone’. On one face (much worn) is a boss with arms radiating from it like a cross. I have looked on the OS maps back to 1850 & find no field or other division here (SD 633 279).

    The stone stands on a line between Causeway Farm, Riley Green & Causeway Farm, Osbaldeston.

    The causeway in question is thought to be a Roman route between Wigan (COCCIUM) and Ribchester given in the Antonine Itinerary as a distance of 20 miles.


    Last edited by lowergate on Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:41 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Spelling mistke)

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