Description: Druids' Temple
Date Listed: 9 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 325023
OS Grid Reference: SE1746578713
OS Grid Coordinates: 417465, 478713
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2039, -1.7337
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5/33 Druids' Temple
Folly. c1800. For William Danby of Swinton Castle. Sandstone.
Reproduction of a Druids' temple. Basically in the shape of two circles
with monoliths and trilithens. The first large circle, in the form a vesica
piscia,contains 4 monoliths and a central monolith phallic symbol of ancient
reverence. Behind 3 stones forming a screen is an antechamber, then a
circular chamber which contains a Sacraficial Stone and beyond this a tomb.
On the hill above is a tall column of stones symbolising a deity and the 12
signs of the zodiac. J Cornforth "Swinton, Yorkshire III", Country Life,
April 21 1966 pp 943-948.
Listing NGR: SE1746578713
Source: English Heritage
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