grcijaeotogia Camftrmsis* No. IV—OCTOBER, 1846. THE BUCKSTONE, NEAR MONMOUTH. The accompanying sketch will give some idea of the curi¬ ously poised stone, situated in Meend Wood, about two miles eastward from the town of Monmouth, and about two hun¬ dred yards from the boundary of the county. It stands in, and most probably gives name to, the parish of Stanton, in the county of Gloucester, and is usually known by the name of Buckstone. In the same parish, on the opposite side of the village, is a large Maen Hir. The size of the Buckstone is about twenty-two feet extreme length, as seen in the sketch; on the top it is nineteen feet long by thirteen feet wide, and about fifty-three feet in circumference. Its height is thirteen feet, and in figure is somewhat of an inverted pyramid poised on its apex, which is about three feet in diameter, where it touches the pedestal. It is called a druidical monument, by which term most ARCH^OL. CAMB. VOL. I.] U U