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The Buckstone, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Buckstone, The, a former famous rocking-stone in Gloucestershire, near the Kymin, 1 mile N of Coleford. It lies on a conspicuous eminence, consists of old red conglomerate, and measures about 53 feet in circumference; it is about 12 feet high, 13 feet broad, and its greatest length on the top is 19 feet, and it rests on a point about 3 feet in diameter. It probably was detached, by natural causes, from the subjacent rock. It has been thrown out of balance and no longer rocks.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.