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Craddockstown Standing Stone
 

County

Kildare

Coordinates

N 53° 11' 21.9"   W 006° 38' 12.7"

Nearest town

Naas

Grid Ref.

N 91167 16281

Map No.

55

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

149

Date of visit

Wednesday 26 May 2010

GPS Accuracy (m)

5
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As it looks like from the road. It does stand out on the horizon!


The Craddockstown standing stone is a huge, smooth and almost conical orthostat in the middle of a field in front of the Punchestown race courses.
The fact that it is in the middle of a field is a problem, because the crop could stop the visit to the stone.
When we visited the place, the crop was pretty high. We followed the tractor tracks that led us up to 7 metres from the stone. Then we had to tip-toe to get closer to this giant monolith.
It's 4.10 metres tall, 1.25 metres wide at the base and 80 centimetres thick, and it leans to the south by 8°.
As I said, it tapers towards the top and looked from the ground up it looks like a pyramid.


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