Stanton Drew…

Stuart France

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‘Standing Stone of the Druids’

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‘STANding sTONe of the DRUids’

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Stanton Drew

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Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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15 Responses to Stanton Drew…

  1. simonjkyte says:

    are both words not from Brythonic, oak

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  2. simonjkyte says:

    derw, derwydd yn gymraeg

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  3. Ali Isaac says:

    Sounds too easy… but why do we always look for what’s complicated, instead of what’s under our noses? Even if it’s not true, I like it. 😊

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  4. adeleulnais says:

    wow i can lots of faces and energy coming off this beautiful stone.

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  5. Adrian Lewis says:

    I’ve read that Stanton is Anglo-Saxon – stan ton = ton (farm) on stony ground, and that Drew is a corruption of Drogo, a Norman name. There are many of these Saxon+Norman names around here. A

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      As Stuart says, the idea doesn’t need to be correct to have a rightness about it. Myself I get suspicious when the places names always go back to a personal name… half the time I think they use that as a fall back rather than simply saying they don’t know 😉


      • Adrian Lewis says:

        You may be right about personal names in some cases, for example Godney on the Somerset Levels is thought to mean Goda’s island – well ney is certainly island in these parts but the Goda part is more conjectural, although a document of 971 quotes Godeneia. But Norman additions to Saxon names are common here, eg Norton Hawkfield, ie Norton = northern farm, and Hawkfield a corruption of the French Hautevill – given in a document of 1238. A


        • Sue Vincent says:

          Just the general corruption of names over the centuries makes it difficult to decipher them. Even in my own street the first part of the name of the hamlet a few yards away has been changed from ‘worm’ to ‘warm’… no doubt some planner’s idea of making it more acceptable, though I think I would have preferred to live in a place named for a wyrm 😉

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