Rollright Stones: the King Stone

Rollright Stones: the King Stone

The King Stone is the third component of the Rollright Stones; a single standing stone, on the opposite side of a narrow but sometimes busy coutry rode to the stone circle. The two features are hidden from each other by a belt of trees cloaking the circle from the road.

The King Stone’s contorted shape is less to do with weathering since it was raised, perhaps around 1,500 B.C., than with bits being chipped off by people in more recent centuries.