Monument details

HER Number:1626
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:The Murder Stone: a standing stone 150m NW of Cornfield Farm


Bronze Age sub-triangular standing stone of local brown gritstone. It is over a metre high and can be seen for some distance from most directions. It is Grade II listed and a Scheduled Monument.

Prehistoric standing stones would have had some line of ceremonial or ritual significance. They are often sited near other significant monuments such as burial sites. They could have served as meeting places, route or burial markers.


Monument Types

  • STANDING STONE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 801 BC)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 25701: The Murder Stone: A Standing Stone 150M North West Of Cornfield Farm; Listed Building (old) (II) 4/85: Title not entered

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