This strangely-shaped piece of stone was found in one of the barns at Cowslip Cottage.
It feels wonderful in the hand, fits as though it was made to be used as a tool, it is about three or four inches long and weighs quite heavy, what on earth could it be? ...answers or suggestions on a postcard!
This beautiful stone is in the grounds of another lovely cottage, it is in two parts, the top ball is a separate piece of stone, attached firmly in place by the ivy.
It is quite large, perhaps two feet high, it has been in situ for many years. Again, I don't know what it was for...unless it was for grinding something, like corn or wheat.
So is this one - huge and heavy,
whatever the original use, for the past forty or fifty years it has been used as a horse mounting stone.
Not for mounting this old lad, though.
He suffered a leg injury when he was very young and has not been ridden since.