MOTTISTONE NEOLITHIC LONG STONE, ISLE OF WIGHT


MOTTISTONE NEOLITHIC LONG STONE, ISLE OF WIGHT

This hilltop is believed to have been a place of burial. The stones are about 6000 years old, but are not in their original position. In later times – for example, the Saxon era – this was a meeting place, possibly a court (cf Witanagemot). The village name, Mottistone, derives from ‘Mooting Stone’.

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