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Rudston Mololith – Circa 2000 BC

I checked something else of my bucket list!  The incredible Rudston Monolith.

The Rudston Monolith is situated in the churchyard of the village of Rudston in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The Rudston Monolith is the tallest megalith (standing stone) in the United Kingdom, standing at over 25 feet (7.6 meters) in height.  This impressive prehistoric standing stone is nearly 8 meters tall, almost 2 meters wide, and around a meter thick – and investigation has shown that it extends a long way underground as well. The stone’s estimated weight is about 40 tonnes.

It was erected around 2000BC, and was brought to the site from Whitby – over an hour’s drive even today!

I will write more about the monolith later, but at least wanted to get this post up.

Oh, and the rusty gates?  I just saw them along the way and thought they were beautiful…

~ Bella

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