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THE QUEEN STONE, GOODRICH
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The Queen Stone, Herefordshire, shown below is located on private land at Goodrich, about six miles from Ross-on-Wye. To avoid 'hippies howling at the moon' in his field and to protect his privacy, the land owner would rather the exact location not be published. I would however like to thank him very much for allowing me to take these photographs so that this magnificent standing stone can be seen in some way by those interested.

The stone, of 'Old Red' conglomerate rock stands a little over six and a half feet tall with a further seven and a half feet buried below ground and is most likely a bronze age standing stone, rather than simply a lump of rock tossed into position by natural processeses. It is not known whether the vertical grooves, which were probably the origin of the name given to the stone were carved by man or whether they are a natural phenomenon.

The film above 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 Queen Stone.

The Queen Stone.

The Queen Stone.

The Queen Stone.

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