Crosby Ravensworth: Sandstone Pillar

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In the centre of the village of Crosby Ravensworth, outside the church of St Lawrence, sits a formidable sandstone disc. The stone was extracted in 1996 by Cumbria Stone Ltd at their quarry in Plumpton near Lazonby. The sandstone is exactly as it came out of the ground and is the remnant of a wind sculpted pillar which dates to around 250 million years ago. The sandstone disc was placed on the grass verge to celebrate the millennium.


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