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Hawk Stone "Hawkstone". Standing stone.

Hawk Stone "Hawkstone". Standing stone.

A neolithic standing stone put here by humans 6000 years ago. The reason for it remains unknown.

Local tradition has it that the cleft in the top of the stone was made by the chains of witches who were tied to the stone and burnt alive

In the opinion of some earlier historians, the Hawk Stone formed an integral part of a stone circle here, but there is little known evidence to substantiate this

Tom Graves’ (1980) was doing some dowsing experiments at the Rollright stone circle a few miles west, he found what he described as an ‘overground’ (or ley) linking the ring of stones to the Hawk Stone, but no other connecting sites are known along this line.

Spelsburydown Farm. Dean, Oxfordshire, England.

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Taken on June 16, 2010