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    Rudstoop Monolith - only just !

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    QDanT

    Join date : 2011-05-29
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    Rudstoop Monolith - only just !

    Post  QDanT on Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:06 am

    after reading Pauls update http://megalithix.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/rudstoop-monolith/
    I thought I'd go and take some photo's, for him Wink . First the car parking at the reservoir has been closed for the year along with the footpaths around and no parking on all aproach roads due to building work at the res. so I parked at the V in the track.



    It didn't look good spotting a dumped stone with bucket marks on it just through the "locked" gate



    flat base ?





    I climbed over the gate



    to be met with a pile of rubble and fresh gauged boulders



    It wasn't looking good but I followed the GPS to find :- at 1 SD 99268 23655













    there were boulders showing in the grass all the way down the field























    with an interesting group at 2 SD 99273 23593







    and a "snaped" stone laying in the field on the way back to the gate red arrow points to break



    and looking over it back down to the Rudstoop



    Allthough I had the full dinner kit with me coffee, wine, butties the whole area felt depressed and I was glad to leave and stop by a stream on the way back home ! Paul feel free to use any of the photo's
    cheers all Danny


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    Sunbright57

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    Re: Rudstoop Monolith - only just !

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:23 pm

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    Paulus

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    Re: Rudstoop Monolith - only just !

    Post  Paulus on Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:00 pm

    Naathen lads - don't start falling out, or we'll send Mad Bob round! scared

    ...But I like the images Danny - and good to see the big fella's still lying there in the field. If I knew you were going, I'd have pointed to the other potentials here. When I lived in Hebden Bridge, a few visits up here got me talking with Mr Local Farmer - an old dood who could talk for England, and who knew all sorts of old tales. It was he who pointed me to this very spot for the stone, "but it got knocked daan few year back," he said. "Used to be a few in a sorta line running to t'farm," he said, heading east-west. "They've all been knocked ovver though."

    And on GoogleEarth it shows what may be some of 'em along the line he told us about.
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    Ruffinogold

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    Re: Rudstoop Monolith - only just !

    Post  Ruffinogold on Tue May 21, 2013 1:08 pm

    If for any reason to join this forum .... QdanT pictures are well worth it Very Happy
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    QDanT

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    thanks

    Post  QDanT on Thu May 23, 2013 11:29 am

    thanks Ruffinogold, I'll send your fee in small used notes !
    just go's to show how easily un-recorded (other than amature) history is lost
    and yet for the effort involved and the meaning in building thousands of years ago ?
    No one gives a shit now !


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