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Archaeology, folklore & myth of Britain's pre-christian sites & heritage: stone circles, holy wells, maypoles, tombs, archaic cosmologies and human consciousness. Everyone welcome - even Southerners!

    The Bluestone, Mawdesley, Lancashire.


    Join date : 2011-02-10
    Age : 64
    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

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    Post  Sunbright57 Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:54 am

    Os grid reference roughly SD.504 155. A large glacial boulder called 'The Bluestone', probably because of the stone's blueish hue, used to stand by the lane called Bluestone Lane, just to the north-east of Mawdesley village, near Leyland. It stood near a thatched cottage in the proximity of Bluestone farm. It was recorded as being a 'large glacial erractic boulder that had been scouped up in the Lake District at the last Ice Age', and then when the ice flows retreated south it was deposited "here" after enduring much wearing and shaping by the glacier's movement.

    However at some point in the past workmen widening the Bluestone Lane lifted the boulder and took it away. But a local gentleman managed to get the boulder back, but it could not be placed in its original position, so he had it placed in the front garden of his bungalow - which used to be part of the former Ash Farm. The boulder still resides here today. [Please remember the boulder lies in the garden of a private house].

    A bit further north at the side of the lane is Robin Hood's Well - though what the connection is with the famous outlaw we do not know.

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