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THE STAUNTON LONGSTONE
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Staunton Longstone is a Bronze Age standing stone which is approximately seven feet tall and is worth a visit if you happen to be passing close by. It is located by the side of the A4136, about nine miles south of Ross-on-Wye, close to the town of Coleford in the Forest of Dean. The National Grid Reference is SO 559 121 and it stands at an elevation of 749 feet above sea level.

Local folklore says that the stone will bleed if pricked with a pin at precisely midnight.

This film shows some of the magical / spiritual places in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. Beginning with a visit to Arthur's Stone, a Neolithic burial mound in Dorstone, Herefordshire (not far from Hay-on-Wye) it then moves on to Trellech to show Harold's Stones, Tump Turret and the Virtuous Well before moving on again to the Queen Stone, the Staunton Longstone and finally May Hill. I shot the footage for this latest in the 'Wyenot' series of short films over the month of May and the first two days of June 2009.

Two other people appear in the film. Dr Keith Ray MBE, the County Archaeologist talks about Arthur's Stone. Also at Arthur's Stone you may notice a young lady sitting near the stone. I don't know her name. She was a nice young lady from near Peterchurch whom I met whilst filming and have since affectionately named, 'The X-Files Lady' as our conversation was about UFO sightings at sacred places such as Arthur's Stone and Warminster.

 


The Staunton Longstone.

The Staunton Longstone.

The Staunton Longstone.

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