|Suggestions regarding the significance of the central stone include astronomical alignments and rebirthing rituals. The stone has also been attributed with healing properties, but it's impossible to say whether this is a surviving echo of an original practice or something later. Whatever the case, the stone has been rumoured for hundreds of years to be effective as a cure for rickets and other back complaints. Children were once passed three times through the stone at particular times of the year as a cure for such conditions. Tradition holds that they were then drawn three times through the grass to the East. Adults, however, needed to pass through the stone nine times against the sun to have their pains relieved.|
These stones look impressive, as big as a horse. Until my wife got into the photo, she will bring anything or one down to size.