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Bedd Morris

Standing Stone / Menhir

News

Stone toppled by car......


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2048662/Toppled-point-turn-4-000-year-old-standing-stone-knocked--dozy-reversing-driver.html
Vicster Posted by Vicster
13th October 2011ce

Comments (4)

There's some rather dubious archaeological statements in this piece (but then again, tis from the Daily Shame) but I have to ask - how the hell could they not have seen it?????? Vicster Posted by Vicster
13th October 2011ce
> how the hell could they not have seen it??????


The stone is...err, was... on the opposite side of the road to a large parking area and you would have to be a very incompetent driver to manage to hit it.

http://tinyurl.com/beddmorris

baza Posted by baza
13th October 2011ce
Sigh... what can you say. Two years ago we drew attention to a similar problem just waiting to happen at Avebury ( http://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2009/12/18/avebury-diamonds-are-forever-hopefully/ ). Don’t watch this space if you’re a stonehead of a nervous disposition. Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
14th October 2011ce
I have always felt the days are numbered for this poor beastie at Kildonan at the southern tip of the Isle of Arran.

http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/img_fullsize/98759.jpg

It is at the centre of a grassy car parking area and lower than a car in height - some people simply aren't gonna notice it as they manoeuvre their vehicles. I watched someone prang their wheel arch on it in July this year. They didn't damage the stone - just their Nissan!
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
14th October 2011ce
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