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Latitude: 54.2039 / 54°12'13"N
Longitude: -1.7337 / 1°44'1"W
OS Eastings: 417465
OS Northings: 478713
OS Grid: SE174787
Mapcode National: GBR JMBT.FS
Mapcode Global: WHC7C.BLNL
Entry Name: Druids' Temple
Listing Date: 9 August 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1132035
English Heritage Legacy ID: 325023
Location: Ilton-cum-Pott, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Ilton-cum-Pott
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
SE 17 NE ILTON-CUM-POTT
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
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