Count the Rollright Stones - Little Rollright, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 51° 58.540 W 001° 34.252
30U E 598161 N 5759297
Quick Description: By tradition, the stones in the King’s Men stone circle cannot be counted: if you count them three times and get the same answer each go, you can have any wish you like!
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/21/2020 11:43:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM139VV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
There are rumoured to be 72 stones in the King’s Men circle... It is a long-held belief that the stones are notoriously difficult to count though it is unknown why, but they have actually all been counted and documented.

"Legend has it that it is impossible to count the King’s Men. It is said that the man will never live who shall count the stones three times and find the number the same each time. It is also said that anyone who thrice counts the same number will have their heart’s desire fulfilled. (It is harder than you might expect!) A baker swore he could count them and, to prove it, he baked a number of loaves and placed one on each of the stones. But each time he tried to collect them up some of the loaves were missing, spirited away either by the Devil or by fairies."

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The classic Dr Who episode ‘The Stones of Blood’ was filmed at the Rollright Stones (visit link) . Tom Baker’s Doctor faces up to blood-sucking rocks roaming the English countryside – even the Doctor couldn’t count the same number of stones.
Additional Requirement?:
Count the stones three times, and get the same answer each time


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