EAW007048 ENGLAND (1947). Avebury Henge and Stone Circles surrounding the village, Avebury, 1947

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Details

Title [EAW007048] Avebury Henge and Stone Circles surrounding the village, Avebury, 1947
Reference EAW007048
Date 11-June-1947
Link
Place name AVEBURY
Parish AVEBURY
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 410161, 170060
Longitude / Latitude -1.8538278155373, 51.428961943555
National Grid Reference SU102701

Pins

Standing stone on the West Kennet Avenue. There were originally as many as 100 pairs of standing stones, marking a corridor about a mile and a half 92.3km) long. It ran out to a site known as The Sanctuary, its stones largely destroyed in 1724, but already in ruins when Stukeley sketched it in July 1723

MB
Sunday 15th of June 2014 10:19:01 PM
St James's Church retains an Anglo-Saxon nave, altered by the Normans. The tower is fifteenth century. Details here: history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getchurch.php?id=11

MB
Sunday 15th of June 2014 10:08:07 PM
The Red Lion inn, first licensed in 1802

MB
Sunday 15th of June 2014 10:05:22 PM
Standing stone remaining from the Northern Circle

MB
Sunday 15th of June 2014 10:03:40 PM
The ditch was originally between 23 (7m) and 33 feet deep, and 13 feet wide at its base. It has silted up to half its original depth. A section was excavated between 1908 and 1922. In places the bank and ditch were covered in trees and scrub in the mid 1930s

MB
Sunday 15th of June 2014 10:02:40 PM
The main outer 'circle' is thought to originally have consisted of 98 standing stones

MB
Sunday 15th of June 2014 09:56:39 PM
The Cove - originally three large Sarsen stones roughly at the centre of the Northern Circle

MB
Sunday 15th of June 2014 09:55:33 PM
29 standing stones originally formed the Southern Circle, which had a diameter of 340 feet (102m)

MB
Sunday 15th of June 2014 09:51:32 PM
Site of The Obelisk in the centre of the Southern Circle. Since 1939 it has been marked by a specially-designed concrete plinth

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Sunday 15th of June 2014 09:44:47 PM

User Comment Contributions

The Red Lion PH, Avebury, 06/09/2013

Class31
Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:55:46 PM
Close up of a stone 28/12/2007

Class31
Tuesday 25th of February 2014 11:00:09 AM