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© Mrs Nicola B. Taylor

IoE Number: 325023
Photographer: Mrs Nicola B. Taylor
Date Photographed: 16 March 2003
Date listed: 09 August 1966
Date of last amendment: 09 August 1966
Grade II

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SE 17 NEILTON-CUM-POTT5/33Druids' Temple9.8.66

SE 17 NE ILTON-CUM-POTT 5/33 Druids' Temple 9.8.66 - II Folly. c1800. For William Danby of Swinton Castle. Sandstone. Reproduction of a Druids' temple. Basically in the shape of two circles with monoliths and trilithens. The first large circle, in the form a vesica piscia,contains 4 monoliths and a central monolith phallic symbol of ancient reverence. Behind 3 stones forming a screen is an antechamber, then a circular chamber which contains a Sacraficial Stone and beyond this a tomb. On the hill above is a tall column of stones symbolising a deity and the 12 signs of the zodiac. J Cornforth "Swinton, Yorkshire III", Country Life, April 21 1966 pp 943-948.

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