Sunday, 22 March 2009
Sarsen Stone mystery :
Went for a walk on this stretch of beach today when the tide was out.The tide goes out to expose a chalk plateau which is flat.
I couldnt believe it when i found a large Sarcen Stone that was about 6 foot by 2 foot lying on the foreshore.This should not be there as it is not found in this area as it is not part of the geology and shouldnt be on the beach anyway but it didnt get there on its own.
Its too large and heavy to be moved by the tide.
There is not another boulder on the entire stretch of beach all the way to rottingdean and beyond that is of a similar size.It sits there on its own.
Sarcen is a particular type of very hard sandstone that is bound by a silica [quartz] cement of the same type that the standing stones are made of at Avebury and Stonehenge etc.Very popular during megalithic times due to its hardness and possibly because of its electromagnetic qualities.
Anyway WTF is this very substantial piece of rock doing on the beach ?
Its the largest example i have ever seen here notwithstanding the very large Sarcen stone that is built into the retaining wall that surrounds the mound that Ditchling church is built on.It looks very large but is only partly visible.This is along West St opposite the pubs.
Its nothing to do with the lumps of rock and concrete to the left of the picture against the sea wall.
There is a possibility that it has been dumped there possibly by the council but it seems unlikely.There are plenty of very small marker stones that have been moved by the council from their original locations along very old trackways to the sides of roads in various areas around Brighton some of which are council estates.There are some more larger examples in Stamner Park outside Brighton which have also been moved from their original locations.
This proves that there was a megalithic culture in Sussex.
Posted by Peter Wolf at 11:30