Rudston

Back in 2014 a nephew got married near Hull. It gave us an opportunity to explore the area and we heard tell of a monolith at Rudston which is up towards Bridlington. We decided to take a look at the place and found more of interest than just the monolith.

Here we have the grave of ten year old Alistair Thompson who died back in 1953. I wonder how much that is a likeness of the poor lad.

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Another grave plot seemed grand.

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And when you got close enough to read it, it seemed misplaced in East Yorkshire.

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We certainly weren’t expecting to find the burial site of Macdonald of the Isles here.

There’s quite a crop of them. Here’s one at a readable size.

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So, they were chiefs of Sleat. That’s on the Isle of Skye.

The church actually had some bits of tile inset in the walls. We rather liked it.

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So far we had not seen what brought us to Rudston – which was the monolith which certainly is a megalith of a monolith. In other words it’s an enormous, standing stone which ancient men planted there. It’s truly enormous – actually, it’s the tallest such stone in Britain.

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That’s it from one angle and below from another.

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There’s a brief message to explain this amazing stone.

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Let’s give it a bit of scale – and compare it with my wife

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And finally, I was pleased to find a benchmark on the church wall.

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That’s a bit of Rudston – an interesting little place!

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