The Three Stones Project

Nottinghamshire has three large natural geological features. In order of size they are: The Hemlock Stone at Bramcote, The Alter or Druid Stone at Blidworth and Bob’s Rock located in Stapleford. Each of these sites has its own geological history and folklore set against the history and archaeology of the County. The Druid Stone has had the edition of human enhancement.

Three Stones Project, – under its Director and instigator Frank Edmund Earp, is a non-commercial project. Based around 3D laser scans of each of the features, – carried-out by Nottingham Geospacial Institute, (Nottingham University) – the Project is intended to be the largest academic data gathering exercise ever attempted on these sites.

Each of the features will be the subject of a full geological, archaeological and landscape survey. All available published and unpublished material relating to the sites will be collected thus building a complete individual dossier. The Project is intended to publish and contribute this acquired knowledge to the benefit of the site owners, the County as a whole and local community. There are a number of groups and individuals involved in the Project including Broxtowe Borough Council, The Sherwood Forest Trust and Stapleford Community Group.

At this current time, the Project is in negotiations for access with the respective site owners of the Druid Stone and Bob’s Rock. However, permission has been granted by Broxtowe Borough Council and the Project will commence with the 3D laser scanning of the Hemlock Stone.

Anyone with interest in the sites or those who feel that they might wish to contribute their time, knowledge or skills to the T.S.P. is invited to contact its Director, Frank Earp via email:



About nottinghamhiddenhistoryteam

Originally formed in 1965 to try to save or at least record before destruction the cave sites continually discovered during the major redevelopment of the City that took place in Nottingham in the 1960′s. Almost every day new sites were unearthed and destroyed before anyone was notified; last thing they wanted was someone telling them to stop what they were doing; TIME is MONEY. The word HIDDEN in the Team’s title is because a lot of what was being invisibly lost in the redevelopment was our early history in the caves, they are under most, if now all, of Nottingham. In the 80’s and 90’s the Team conducted with the help of Dr Robert Morrell and Syd Henley, research and work on Nottingham’s history, folklore and local archaeology. The Team published quarterly magazines on their findings. The Team lapsed for a few years after the death of Paul Nix who was the team leader for thirty plus years. The Team has reformed and is now back working on Nottingham local history. On this blog you will find a series of history, folklore and archaeological related articles and information. Most of the material published will be specifically related to Nottingham/shire local history.
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One Response to The Three Stones Project

  1. Alan Higgins says:

    We have members who are able to assist. Pease acknowledge this message and keep us updated with the progress regarding the Blidworth stone.
    Regards Blidworth & District Historical and Heritage Society

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