Saturday, January 23, 2010

Large Stone Mound - Mill Street Holliston MA

Saw this on a drive:
Tried to zoom the camera a bit (clicking on the photo):It goes without saying that this is in pretty good repair and looks recent. It reminded me of something I read in Mavor and Dix about a modern rock pile built at a spring on a golf-course. Was that Holliston or Hopkinton? I couldn't find it in Manitou when I got home.

The stone mound is roughly here:Update: I just noticed this is a Golf Course. Must be the one mentioned in Mavor and Dix. Cool huh?

7 comments :

James Gage said...

It was mention in a chapter by Mavor in the NEARA ABC book, if I recall correctly.

pwax said...

Thanks James, excellent catch. I am now reading page 64 of the NEARA ABC book. There are some clues to a nearby rock pile site. Wonder if I can find it from their hints.

pwax said...

When I get a chance to cross check something Mavor and Dix write, I usually find them to be quite accurate. So when Mavor mentions a hilltop about 1 mile from the large pile, I took another look at the topo map in that neighborhood. Unfortunately there are about 5 hilltops about a mile away from the large pile. Some can be eliminated but there is some exploring to do. Gotta get used to driving down to the Hopkinton exit! Anyone else want to do some of the footwork?

Bruce said...

I took you to another site a few years back called Miller's Hill on the topo map. It's within a mile or two of the golf course.

pwax said...

That I do not remember. But I'll check it out.

pwax said...

I should ask: were there "platforms and mounds" there?

Bruce said...

There was an enormous "platform" built into a wall. A 4 sided square structure about 30 feet on a side and 2-1/2 to 3 feet high. It is surrounded by 1 or 2 dozen smaller piles. It is right on the old cart path that starts at the end of the street, which may be called Gorwin Drive, but I could be wrong about that.