Blind Fiddler Standing Stone

This is a good specimen of a standing stone, being some 3.3m (11ft) in height and studded with quartz.

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Ordnance Survey Grid Reference

SW 4252 2818

Location

Just off the the A30 near Catchall, there is a good-size layby on the south side of the road. Park here, and the Blind Fiddler standing stone is in the field on the opposite north side of the road.

Purpose and Meaning

The stone’s name comes from the legend of the stone being a musician who was turned to stone for playing on the Sabbath, the same legend as pertains to the Pipers standing stones near to the Merry Maidens circle.