Black & White Dreams.

IMG_0266 copy copyA mysterious place is The High Moor.  These images have been photoshopped after a visit to the Chapman Longstone above Challacombe Exmoor, Somerset.
The Chapman Longstone is the tallest prehistoric standing stone on Exmoor. The landscape around the Longstone contains extensive archaeological remains dating from the Neolithic (5000 years ago) until recent times. Aside from the Longstone, the Chapman Barrows, a linear barrow cemetery, demonstrates the significance this landscape had for Exmoor’s Bronze Age people. A group of standing stones known as the quincunx, due to its arrangement of five stones, is also found within this area. Nearby a long enclosure, possibly dating to the Neolithic period, suggests the importance of this area even before the first Bronze Age barrow builders. Occupation of a farmstead at Radworthy, on the Challacombe side of the Chapman Barrows may have begun before the Norman Conquest and continued into the post-medieval period.  
Paracombe Village Longstone Landscape website.

On the left the famous West Anstey Longstone and right the Chapman Longstone with the Longstone Barrow on the horizon.  This longstone or menhir marks the source of the River Bray.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s