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East of Kirknewton, Northumberland OS Map Ref NT92993038
This 2m tall Bronze Age megalith stands in an area where remains of burial pits and the debris of mesolithic flint working have been found. The stone is associated with a henge which was sited in the same field (probably constructed around 2000BC) and was part of a ceremonial complex which included a stone circle and cemetery.
In the late Middle Ages it took on new meaning and significance when it became seen as marking the spot where Sir Robert Umfraville and the Earl of Westmoreland with 140 spearmen and 300 bowmen defeated 4000 Scots in 1415.
However the stone was already very ancient when King Edwin dined at Ad Gefrin in 625, several centuries before the battle the stone is thought to commemorate took place.