Monument details

HER Number:1606
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Standing stone at Ginclough 400m WSW Gin Clough Farm

Summary

Large stone or glacial erratic by track to Cutlers Farm, Rainow Road. The stone is cut away on 2 sides to create a square face on the east side The stone stands just under a metre high on the south side of the road. Standing stones are large stones of Prehistoric date that are though to have been placed upright for some sort of ceremonial purpose. They are sometimes set in pairs and are often found near other prehistoric sites including burial grounds.


Parish:RAINOW, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • STANDING STONE (Neolithic to Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 42 AD (?))
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 25702: Standing Stone At Ginclough 400M Wsw Of Gin Clough Farm



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