The Poind & His Man

  • Description

    "Old name given to the standing stone and an adjacent round cairn of Late Neolithic or early Bronze Age date situated on a prominent position on the top of a small hill. The cairn was partly opened in the 19th century and a stone coffin or cist was found within it. The standing stone, originally one of two, is 6m south of the cairn. A second stone which is thought to have stood to the north-east was reportedly moved to Wallington Hall in the early 18th century [[1941576]] The cairn and the standing stones were first mentioned in 1552 when the Order of the Marches, a law code for the border region between England and Scotland, said that 'watch be kept at the stones'. A natural sandstone outcrop called [[4226523]] can be seen behind." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2014.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 5 months ago
    Viewed: 224 times
    Picture Taken: 2014-10-31
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