|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Harold's or Herolf's Stone|
Harold's or Herolf's Stone, or 'King Harold's mounting block' is said to be the stone on which the Danish chieftain Harold/Herolf stood to apportion land to local guids. Local stories suggest that the town of Harleston is named after this stone.
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|Grid Reference:||TM 2456 8336|
|Parish:||REDENHALL WITH HARLESTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Glacial erratic in alleyway (Stone Tenements).
Called 'Herolf's Stone' or 'Harold's Stone' or 'King Harold's mounting block' or stone on which Herolf/Harold stood to apportion land.
See (S1) and Bolingbroke Collection. Both stories suggest that the town is named after the stone.
It is a roughly rectangular recumbant granite block about 2 x 1 x 1m with indentations on top, situated in a pedestrian walkway.
E. Rose (NLA), 11 March 2003.
D. Gurney (NLA), 17 April 2008.
NGR corrected from original TM 2458 8338.
M. Horlock (NLA), 27 August 2003.
- STANDING STONE (Unknown date)
- STONE (Undated)
Associated Finds - none
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|<S1>||Article in serial: Dixon, S. E. 1916. Some Earthworks and Standing Stones in East Anglia, in relation to the Prehistoric Solar Cultus. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol II Pt II (for 1915-16) pp 171-173. p 172. |
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