bridestones

The remnants of a status Stone Age burial cairn near Congleton (near the Cheshire and Staffordshire border).

In 1766 the site was described as being 100m long and 11m wide; it contained three separate compartments. Tragically, the site has been ransacked several times since then, most notably for material used to construct the nearby turnpike. Now only one compartment remains, measuring 6m by 2.7m. It is believed that the cairn originally had a stone circle surrounding it, with four portal stones; two of which still remain. The site is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Read more about the bridestones here and here

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