Friday, 31 December 2010

Archaeological Walk on Salisbury Plain 2011

A walk to Lidbury Camp, led by former County Archaeologist Roy Canham.

Lidbury Camp, on the downs above the River Avon between Enford and Upavon, is an Iron Age hillfort first excavated by William Cunnington in the early 19th century and again by Maud and Ben Cunnington in 1914 (see article in WANHM Vol 40 (1917), pp12-36). William Cunnington discovered eleven Iron Age storage pits in close proximity and recorded the presence of two ‘British’ villages close by, while Maud Cunnington found Romano-British pottery overlying the Iron Age remains. An undated linear ditch and bank run nearby. Finds from Maud Cunnington’s excavation are in the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.

Roy has an unrivalled knowledge of the archaeology of the county, and was largely responsible for persuading the MOD to introduce measures to protect the archaeology on their land against damage from military training.

Weather conditions on the Salisbury Plain downland are unpredictable and can change quickly at this time of year. Please come prepared with waterproof clothing and suitable footwear. The walk will be about 3 miles.

Please indicate pick-up point when booking.
Depart: : Pewsey (Bouverie Hall car park) – 1.15pm; Devizes (Station Road car park) – 2.00pm;
Upavon (Antelope Inn) – 2.25pm.
Enford at about 4.45pm 

* Tel: 01380 727369 (10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday)

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Monday, 27 December 2010

Stonehenge Summer Solstice Tour 2011

Our friends at the Stonehenge Tour Company have just announced their 2011 Summer Solstice Tour. See itinerary below. Works out cheaper and far less hassle if you are travelling from London. See link at bottom of page.  Needless to say there are limited spaces on this tour - a rare opportunity!

STONEHENGE SUMMER SOLTICE ‘EXCLUSIVE’ TOUR – JUNE 21st 2011 After the huge success of our tours in previous years we are delighted to announce our 2011 departure.

Each year on the 21st June visitors from around the world gather at Stonehenge overnight to mark the summer solstice and to see the sunrise above the stones. At dawn the central Altar stone aligns with the Slaughter stone, Heel stone and the rising sun to the northeast.
"A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!”

Each year on the 21st June visitors from around the world gather at Stonehenge overnight to mark the summer solstice and to see the sunrise above the stones. At dawn the central Altar stone aligns with the Slaughter stone, Heel stone and the rising sun to the northeast.

The Summer Solstice is the most important day of the year at Stonehenge and a truly magical time to be there. It’s an ad hoc celebration that brings together England’s New Age Tribes (neo-druids, neo-pagans, Wiccans) with ordinary families, tourists, travelers and party people – 1000′s of them!

For many the impulse to arrive at Stonehenge in time for the Solstice is a little like all those people drawn to the strange rock in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It’s akin to a spiritual experience. Anyone who has witnessed the crowd become silent as the sky begins to brighten can attest to that. You will enjoy 3 – 4 hours within the circle at sunset on June 20th or sunrise on June 21st. The small group (16 people) nature of this tour means you can have a real personal experience.

They are offering two departure options for this special tour:
Depart central London at 5pm June 20th. Mini Coach Travel to Stonehenge with guide and spend 3 – 4 hours inside the circle and witness the sun setting, Druid Ceremony and festivities. Back to London at 1am

Depart central London at 1am June 21st. Mini Coach Travel to Stonehenge with guide and spend 3 – 4 hours in side the circle and witness the sun rising, Druid Ceremony and festivities. Back to London at 8am

This is not like our traditional guided ‘Private Access’ tour. Although this tour is guided it does not visit other attractions and is not everyone’s cup of tea, however those who do participate will never forget it and will surely ‘tell the tale’ for many years to come…… Please take the time to view our images / video of previous ‘Solstice Tours’.

For those of you who have not visited this sacred site, we should mention that the complex is roped off. Visitors observe the stones from a distance and are not permitted within the temple complex……….our ‘Summer Solstice’ tours allow you to be amongst the stones and to actually touch them.
N.B. With this exception English Heritage do not allow any other ‘private access’ tours between 16th June and 1st July

English Heritage provides Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice and works closely with agencies, and people from all sectors of the community, in order to create a peaceful occasion – ensuring an event that can be safely enjoyed by all and protects Stonehenge and its surrounding Monuments.

Due to the nature of this ‘special access’ tour and the strict entry conditions that English Heritage impose please register your interest for this tour on the form (see link) and we will contact you with booking details and terms and conditions. This is on a first come first serve’ basis.

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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Stonehenge marks winter solstice 2010 despite the snow

Snow and ice failed to stop people visiting Stonehenge to watch the sunrise on the winter solstice.

More than 2,000 people gathered at the stones which were surrounded by a thick blanket of snow.
As well as the traditional druid and pagan ceremonies, a spontaneous snowball fight erupted as people enjoyed the cold weather.

The winter morning mist obscured the actual sunrise which took place just after 0800 GMT.

Among the Druids, hippies and sun worshippers were those just curious to experience the spiritual event at the site, on Salisbury Plain, in Wiltshire.
'Peaceful atmosphere'
Serving soldier of 15 years Lance Corporal Paul Thomas, who fought in Iraq, was "knighted" with a sword by senior druid King Arthur Pendragon.
Formerly known as John Rothwell, King Arthur changed his name by deed poll.

He also performed a handfasting - a pagan marriage ceremony - inside the stones.

The shortest day of the year often falls on December 21, but this year the druid and pagan community marked the first day of winter on 22 December because the modern calendar of 365 days a year - with an extra day every four years - does not correspond exactly to the solar year of 365.2422 days.

During the winter solstice the sun is closer to the horizon than at any other time in the year, meaning shorter days and longer nights.
Peter Carson of English Heritage said: "Despite the cold weather, over 2,000 people attended and it was a cheerful and peaceful atmosphere.
"Stonehenge looked spectacular in the snow and it was a great way for people to start their festive season."
Mr Carson said this year saw an increase in families joining the celebration as well as the number of people coming from overseas.
"The popularity of the winter solstice has grown over the years as more is known about Stonehenge and the winter solstice and the whole celebration has grown in popularity," he said.

A good time was had by all........................

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Monday, 20 December 2010

Stonehenge 'an ancient sign of the times'

A South African grandmother has spent R300, 000 to publish her book, which she believes proves that Stonehenge in the UK was a prehistoric calendar

Booysen, 66, said this week she examined various ancient structures to prove her theory, including the Chichen Itza Pyramid in Mexico and the world's largest stone circle, The Great Circle at Avebury, in Wiltshire, England.

Booysen said the physical make-up of the various structures, whether the number of steps or the placement of rocks, all added up to 365, representing the number of days in a year.
Archeologists believe Stonehenge was built in three stages but, over the millenniums, the original structure suffered damage as a result of bad weather and pillaging.
Experts have theorised that Stonehenge, about 150km west of London, may be a calendar, a burial ground or a temple.
Booysen has long been fascinated by stone monuments.
"I love a mystery. I've always had an interest in Stonehenge and, for my 50th birthday, my husband sent me to England and I finally saw it. Booysen joined a 'special access' tour with the Stonehenge Tour Company
"It was wonderful. I just knew that it must have some significance. Why would those people drag those stones all the way there?"
Booysen said her interest in a book on Stonehenge peaked after watching a documentary in June 2006 in which it was reconstructed from polystyrene.
She said she hoped her book, available via her website as an e-book, would appeal to academics and those interested in Stonehenge.
She said the book was very technical and contained calculations and diagrams to explain her theory.
"I'd like people to understand that the people who built this monument were absolutely brilliant. It's not just a pile of rocks."

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Sunday, 19 December 2010

Stonehenge and the 2012 Olympic deadline

In August 2008 HeritageAction wrote on The Modern Antiquarian that-

In the current edition of British Archaeology there is a two page article by Mike Pitts entitled The Stonehenge Olympics. The first page of the article contains a review of recent plans to improve the visitor facilities at Stonehenge and the second page is a summary of English Heritage’s latest Public Consultation initiative (see for details). Mike Pitts makes an interesting point when he says -

“The government announced it was scraping the approved roads scheme on the grounds of cost last December. The day before, the DCMS said it was to give Tate Modern £50m towards its gallery extension, a gesture, it was hoped, that would ensure its opening in time for the Olympics. Now that seems unlikely, as fundraising gets tough, Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota is happy to say that his extension may not be ready till 2014.”
Note the word ‘happy’. Why is Serota happy? Couldn’t be could it that it gives the Tate the necessary time to get the extension right?

I’ve never been happy with tying in new visitor facilities at Stonehenge with the Olympic deadline of 2012 – it seems an impossible objective to achieve in only four years. English Heritage are expected to have their plans in for government scrutiny by the end of this year. The proposals then have to be approved by the government, and planning permission then has to be granted for the preferred site. Each of the sites proposed for the new facilities contain, or are close to, sites of archaeological importance; are these sites to be hurriedly excavated just to meet the government’s deadline for the 2012 Olympics?
Along with billions of other people I watched the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics on television yesterday; pretty impressive, lots of people enjoying themselves – and why not. I couldn’t help thinking however that it was more than a bit ‘staged’ for world approval. While the Chinese authorities were claiming that this was a ‘green’ Olympics (hmm…) and the unfolding digital scroll showed the progress of the Olympic torch around the world, it somehow managed to omit displaying any of the ‘obstacles’ the torch had encountered along the way. This is nothing more than a selective interpretation of the truth.
What I’m getting at here is that the ongoing shenanigans at Stonehenge seem to have a similar, not to say uncomfortable, feel to them – re: the ‘manipulation’ of public approval. One idea after another for new Stonehenge visitor facilities, tossed out at the obscene expense of the British taxpayer, has achieved nothing to date. Nothing, that is, until now when reputations and personalities are coming under the national and international spotlight of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Stonehenge, perhaps our most important and iconic Neolithic monument, deserves a great deal more than the passing whim of the present (indeed of any) government, let alone the fleeting reputations of those in the political and sporting worlds. It certainly deserves far more than the timeframe dictated by the big Olympic party scheduled for 2012. Let’s take a leaf out of Nicholas Serota’s book and say we’d be happy not to have anything ready for Stonehenge for the Olympics in four years time, but what we will eventually have will be something which Stonehenge, and the people of Britain, deserve and can be rightfully proud of.
It gives me no pleasure to say, “I told you so” but if you read Mike Pitts blog here - that’s what it’s come to. Mike Pitts writes -
“Also in November English Heritage, having lost the £10m promised by the previous government for the proposed new visitor centre, regained it from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Hopefully now EH will be able to raise the rest of the money it needs: but Stonehenge won’t be ready for the 2012 Olympics, the politicians’ original claim, and instead if all goes well, at that time Stonehenge will be a bit of a building site.”

So, now that the Olympic pressure is off let’s do two things without further delay:

1) Secure finances for first class improvements at Stonehenge.

2) As there is no Olympic deadline to meet anymore let’s get it right. Right being the immediate closure of the A344. Right being a well-designed and aesthetically pleasing Visitor Centre. Right being a practical, and also an aesthetically pleasing, transport system from the Visitor Centre to the Monument.
There can be no more excuses and no more delays – the time has come this time to really get it Right!

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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Stonehenge Special Access Visits

Walk Among The Stones At Stonehenge Without The Crowds

When you visit Stonehenge during public hours you have to keep behind a small rope fence about two foot off the ground. For most people this is perfectly adequate.

For those who are really, really interested in Stonehenge it is possible to go beyond the rope fence and walk among the stones.
These visits are called Special Access visits and take place outside public opening hours. This is the only time you will be able to walk amongst the stones at Stonehenge.

Stonehenge Special Access Visits - Key Facts- Special Access visits are available most but not all months of the year, (no visits in October and November and are not available on around the midsummer's day).

- Demand for tickets far exceeds supply, dates are often sold out months in advance. Do not expect to get tickets without ordering well in advance.
- Special access visits take place at quite unsociable hours, commonly between 05:30 and 08:00 in the morning and after 18:30 in the evening.
- Factor in that its almost 2 hours traveling time between London hotels and Stonehenge and you can see such a visit entails a very early start or late finish for those based In London.
- There are no audio guides available and the gift shop and catering outlet are also closed. Only the toilets are open. There is nobody there to tell you anything about Stonehenge and no information is provided - though you can preorder a glossy guide book on ordering your tickets. On morning visits you can wait a little until Stonehenge opens for the public when the gift shop, refreshment kiosk are open and audio guides become available.  Otherwise buy them before - see below
 - The only people there apart from a maximum of 26 Special Access ticket holders are a few security guards who will not provide any information about Stonehenge. They are just there to make sure you get up to no mischief.

Scheduled Special Access Tours From London and Salisbury

A couple of tour companies in London offer tours that include Special Access. This overcomes the logistical problems of getting to Stonehenge early morning or evening when there is no public transport to Stonehenge.

However, its still a very early start or a late return to London and these companies cannot get enough tickets for their needs. As a result dates are very sporadic. Most days there will not be a tour running and they will normally sell out well in advance on those days the tour runs - don't leave it until you arrive in London or you will be disappointed.
The Stonehenge Tour Company have by far the best reputaion and were the original operator to offer this itinerary.  You could try local companies HisTouries UK Tours or Salisbury Guided Tours who opearte bespoke private guided tours.  Needless to say the big group coach companies offer similar tours; Premium Tours, Golden Tours and Evan Evans and you can book discounted tickets here;

IMPORTANT:  The Stonehenge English Heritage shop is closed during these private access visits and you will not be able to purchase guide books or souvenirs so you are wise to buy before.  Needless to say if you do some research before it will certainly enhace your visit, I have listed the the most popular guide books etc below.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Lunar Eclipse - Winter Solstice 22nd December 2010

A total lunar eclipse will take place on December 20/21, 2010 Sadly it will not be visible oin Britain? It will be visible after midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 21 in North and South America. The beginning of the total eclipse will be visible from northern Europe just before sunrise. The end of the total eclipse will be visible rising at sunset for Japan and northeastern Asia, it also appears very visible to the Philippines just after sunset (as in Partial lunar eclipse). It will be the first total lunar eclipse in nearly 3 years, the last being on February 20, 2008.

 It is also called the Christmas lunar eclipse.

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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Evening walking tours to Stonehenge

It might seem far too early to mention this but it’s a fair bet all the available places will be snapped up very quickly. There is to be an evening walk to Stonehenge led by David Dawson, Director of the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, on 8th June 2011 and a second one on 13th July.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to inspect (but no touching) and photograph (for non-commercial purposes) the stones closely, and see the inscriptions, including the famous ‘daggers’ believed to date from prehistoric times. Wander at will inside the circle and enjoy the landscape. ”
But we were rather struck by this request on the Museum’s website:

“Note – please do not touch or climb on the stones, picnic or play music whilst in the monument”

…since halfway between 8th June and 13th July comes the summer solstice when, as everyone knows, a large number of people have been allowed to ignore all four of those matters year after year. So we have a couple of dozen ultra-respectful paying customers acting one way, thousands of non-paying revellers acting in the opposite way then back to paying ones acting in the first way, all in the space of five weeks! BOTH sets of behaviour can’t be right, surely?

It’s very confusing. Which IS the right way to act at the stones? Or, much more pertinently, which way should those who are in charge of an event at the stones ensure people act? Is the strict version just something the Wiltshire Heritage Museum has formulated? Or was it imposed on them by English Heritage as a condition of them being allowed to take people there? And what would happen if a percentage of the Museum’s customers defied the Museum’s rules and climbed on the stones on 8th June? Would EH give them one more chance and tell them that if they failed to control all their paying customers and protect the monument a second time on 13th July they shouldn’t come back next year? Or would they accept an excuse from the Museum, year after year after year, “we do always ask people to behave, honest, but it’s definitely not our fault if they don’t....“
See also here – the only way out of the dilemma that we can think of, and a way of saving EH lots of money as well.

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

WALKS - Wiltshire's ancient landscape

Its going to be crisp beautiful winter weekend.  Get your hiking shoes on and get some fresh air!  Here is a great DIY walk at Avebury Stone Circle.  Sunday roast at the Red Lion ?
While this walk does not come across any bits of Diplodocus or Tyrannosaurus Rex it does include relics from communities who lived over 5,000 years ago.

Avebury in mid-Wiltshire lies some six miles west of Marlborough, and this walk not only takes in Europe's largest stone circle but passes Europe's largest man-made hill, Britain's largest burial tomb, a 5,000-year-old temple site, and follows an ancient trackway. It also provides superb views over delightful Wiltshire countryside and downland on good paths and tracks.

From Avebury's village car park alongside the recreation ground on the A4361 turn right along the road for a short distance before following a path on the left through a double gate and signed West Kennet and Longbarrow. Walk through a small enclosed area, another gate and along a path beside a very small River Kennet.

To the right and ahead can be seen the unusual shape of Silbury Hill. Dating from 2,800 BC, and standing almost 140 ft high it is Europe's largest man-made mound but after centuries of research its original purpose is still not known.
To the left is rising downland as you pass through a gate to continue along the fenced path on the right-hand edge of the field. Negotiate two stiles and a gate before reaching the A4.
1. At the road turn left for a short distance then turn right through a metal, kissing gate to follow a gravel path along the left edge of an uncultivated field.
Cross a small brick-edged bridge go through a metal, kissing gate and follow the fenced path left before entering and keeping to the left edge of a large field. At this point a path to the right leads up to the West Kennet Long Barrow, constructed about 3700 BC, and used as a burial tomb for well over a 1,000 years.

At the end of the field go through a metal gate and along a grass track before crossing a tarmac lane and stile to follow the right- hand edge of a small meadow. As you near the end of the meadow look for and cross a stile to  follow a hedge-lined path. At a T-junction of paths turn left and almost immediately right along a grass track uphill.
At a junction with a stony track and large field ahead turn left along the left edge of the field to follow the track down through a farmyard and into the village of East Kennett. Pass a delightful little pond by the village church and bear left along the lane past the church. At a T-junction  by the Old Vicarage turn right alongside a stone wall and the village school.

2. Turn left along the lane signed to West Overton.
As the lane bends right keep ahead along a tarmac drive to keep the stone wall on your left. The drive crosses a small bridge and enters a large field. Follow the path to the left and continue along the left edge of the field as it climbs uphill to the A4 revealing views to the left over the Long Barrow, Silbury Hill and the monument atop Chernhill.
Before crossing the road take time to look at The Sanctuary on the left. Concrete posts now mark the site of a circular building used from 2,500 BC, to 2000 BC, possibly as a temple. An avenue of standing stones once linked the Sanctuary with the Avebury Rings.

Cross the road and follow the clear track ahead. This is The Ridgeway, an ancient track which followed natural routes across high ground from Pewsey north east to Goring on the River Thames.

Exceptional almost 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside are revealed as you gain height.

3. After almost two miles where a bridleway and byeway form a cross track, turn left to head towards the Chernhill monument.

Descend to pass the buildings of Manor Farm and the track becomes a tarmac lane.

4. Soon your route passes through the eastern entrance of the massive circular earthworks that make up the Avebury Circles. These are described as one of the largest and most impressive Henge monuments in Europe and are made up of 200 standing stones.

Histouries UK do guided tours of Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow, Chalk Hill Figures and ancient Wiltshire.  Their bespoke tours can depart from London, Salssbury or Bath

Return to the village and merge with the main road opposite the Red Lion. As the main road sweeps left go ahead down High Street, past the Post Office and shop and just past the earthworks, turn left to return along the footpath to the car park.

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Thursday, 18 November 2010

£10m boost for Stonehenge from the Heritage Lottery Fund

STONEHENGE has been given a £10m boost, thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, it has been revealed.

The grant will support work to remove the existing visitor facilities allowing the experience of the stones to be more naturally integrated with its ancient processional approach and the surrounding landscape.

These improvements will give people the chance to explore what the site would have been like thousands of years ago.

The project aims to improve the visitor experience, including the creation of a new carefully designed visitor centre which will include education and exhibition spaces to help people learn more about Stonehenge’s history.

The project will also support training opportunities and a new volunteering programme.

Dame Jenny Abramsky, Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said: “Stonehenge is one of the archaeological wonders of the world. It demonstrates the vital role heritage plays within the UK’s tourism industry as well as being a great example of our fascinating history.
"This Heritage Lottery Fund investment will help transform this site and give people a much greater understanding of why it is so significant.”

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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

English Heritage’s 'Vision for Stonehenge' Video

Click on the link below to view the Stonehenge video!
English Heritage’s plans are the culmination of months of working closely with a range of stakeholders and engaging with local residents.
Forget the new Visitor Centre (who knows if it will be like that or built there or built at all this side of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro) but look at the rest! It certainly looks excellent.

We do have a few concerns – the land train for one. It looks a lot better and less intrusive than we feared it might – or still could but it would be nice to know it will look like that and there’s no question of it doing other than going from A to B and back and that having it buzzing all over the WHS won’t be considered.

We also wonder if this seductive vision of no fences, no ropes and apparently full access to the stones, that we’d all like, can actually prove viable? What about erosion? And security? How are they going to be dealt with?

But most of all we wonder about the fact the government has said all the good stuff like closing part of the road can’t happen unless the new Visitor Centre gets built! The latter doesn’t seem exactly a definite which means the good stuff might not happen either.

We’re certainly not alone in seeing the road closure as terribly important in it’s own right. Rescue and the Stonehenge Alliance for two! Surely, after all these years, a way can be found to treat the closure and grassing over of the road adjacent to the stones as THE UK heritage priority?

And just DOING it?

Here are our previous “Achievable Stonehenge” images which are just like the English Heritage video ones!

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Thursday, 11 November 2010

The English Heritage Travel Collection - 2011 Ancient Wessex Tour

The English Heritage Travel Collection - 2011 Ancient Wessex Tour
Dates: May 6–8, 2011
Erected between 3000 and 1600 BC, Stonehenge is the most eloquent testimony to the once dominant civilisations of the Stone and Bronze Ages. And what better way to unravel the mysteries of Stonehenge’s innermost circle than on a private tour in the company of an expert from English Heritage?

Stonehenge inner circle tour

Working in partnership with English Heritage, ACE has developed an exclusive portfolio of historical tours and cruises in Great Britain and Europe. Each tour offers a unique blend of cultural sight-seeing and explanatory talks, all under the guidance of an expert and experienced course director.

As well as inspecting Stonehenge's antique trilithons at close hand, our early morning visit will reveal how recent excavations have radically altered interpretations about this most monumental of temples.

The ceremonial landscape that lies around Stonehenge is richly suggestive of Wessex’s ancient patrimony: we will explore the Great Cursus, the henges of Durrington Wall and Woodhenge, and a handful of the great Bronze Age barrows that bestride the surrounding hills.

The majestic façade of West Kennet chambered long barrow, framed by two enormous quarry ditches, was constructed around 3650 BC – some four centuries before the first stones were raised at Stonehenge. Immediately to the west lies Avebury, the world’s largest pre-historic stone circle, further graphic confirmation of the outstanding engineering skills of our megalithic ancestors.

We stay in Salisbury at the 17th century three-star White Hart Hotel overlooking the famous mediaeval cathedral.


Day 1 Course assembles 1600 for two nights at Mercure White Hart Hotel, Salisbury. Evening: sherry reception followed by course introduction.
Day 2 Early morning privileged visit to Stonehenge (inner circle) followed by Neolithic henge monuments of Durrington Walls and Woodhenge, Stonehenge Cursus, King Barrows (unexplored Bronze Age barrows), Stonehenge Avenue (ceremonial approach). Evening talk.
Day 3 Avebury Henge (huge earthwork enclosing three stone circles), Silbury Hill (largest man-made mound in Europe), West Kennet long barrow (early Neolithic chambered tomb). Course disperses 1700 at hotel.

Cost of £490 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, drinks reception, breakfast, two packed lunches & two dinners, special entry to Stonehenge, excursions & admissions (except English Heritage properties for non-members).

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For other similar tours you could try The Stonehenge Tour Company or for private guided tours you could try HisTOURies UK based in Salisbury and Bath.  For more information on Stonehenge try The Stonehenge Stone Circle Website

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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Countdown to doomsday. Stonehenge Winter Solstice 2012

Countdown To Doomsday 2012

Why would eclipses have been so important to the ancient people of Stonehenge? Perhaps they considered the darkening of the Sun or the Moon a fearsome event -- a celestial omen of doom or disaster. Many cultures have interpreted eclipses this way. But the sophistication of the astronomy of Stonehenge suggests that the builders had something different in mind. Their understanding of the solar and lunar cycles must have led to a high regard for the cosmic order.

For most parts of the year, the sunrise can't even be seen from the center of the monument. But on the longest day of the year, the June 21st summer solstice, the rising sun appears behind the Heel Stone, creating the illusion that it is balancing on the stone. The Heel Stone sits along the Avenue, that extends from the northeast corner of the main monument. The rising sun creeps up the length of the rock, creating a shadow that extends deep into the heart of five pairs of stone trilithons - two pillar stones with one laid across the top in the shape of a horseshoe that opens up towards the rising sun.
Just as the Sun clears the horizon, it appears to hover momentarily on the tip of the Heel Stone. A few days later, on midsummer's day, the sun will appear once again, but this time, it will begin to move to the right of the heel stone. The countdown to doomsday has begun. The same phenomenon happens again during the winter solstice, only it's in the opposite direction and at sunset.

In just 2 years (2012) due to the wobble of the earth on its axis and certain other important alignments, the giant Heelstone will no longer cast its shadow within the circle of stones. It will mean that time has run out.

Here is another video that was recently sent to me by a reader. I am posting it as is and leaving his comments below for you to read before you view this Mayan Calendar doomsday Video but I will say that I think his statement at the opening that this is a Definitive Doomsday link to Mayan prophecy (the Mayan Calendar, 2012 end of the world prophecy – that the world will end on December 21, 2012) is a little strong. nothing is definitive in this area in my opinion. Also The Mayan Calendar ending is a fact, Stonehenge is fact (it exists) even UFO's are a fact (The fact is that UFO's are sited every year. We don't know if they are extra terrestrials or not but they are by definition unidentified flying objects) But Sumerians are someones theory just as planet x is. Not saying they are good or bad theories or ideas. just pointing out the mixing of fact and non fact in this piece

Here is his write up on the video:

Definitive Doomsday link to Mayan prophecy found during expedition to date some of the Stonehenge carvings using Carbon Dating. Some visible to the naked eye and some very worn, requiring laser scanning to enhance their images. The Mayan calander, the Sumerians, and Stonehenge, among others, all predict the End of Days, or Doomsday on December 21, 2021. They all date back to a specific point in time. Stonehenge has been dated back to having been built 3100 BC, The Mayan Calander has been dated back to 3100 BC, and the Sumerian written language has been dated as first appearing in the year 3100 BC. Now all three support the end on December 21, 2012

December 21, 2012 represents the date of the end of the original use of Stonehenge as a timing device. The exact date of the last Winter solstice that will reflect light into stonehenge. One more piece to the doomsday puzzle has been presented with scientific based evidence. Whether the world is doomed to come to an end or not, I do not have the answer, but one thing is for certain, something is going to happen.

The Stonehenge connection to the Maya Civilization and Sumerians is too strong to ignore. Stonehenge is a sophisticated astronomical observatory, which can predict with pinpoint accuracy, the alignments of the stars as well as solar and lunar eclipses. The recent archeological findings of Sumerian numerals carved into the stones and Radio Carbon dated to 3100 BC are a definitive link to both the Sumerians as well as the Mayans.

Maya Civilization was involved in research that predicted a return date of Nibiru passing Earth coinciding with the Winter Solstice of 2012; specifically at 11.11 UT, 21st December 21, 2012

The term "Nibiru" comes from the Sumerian cuneiform tablets and writings dating 5,000 years old. The term Nibiru means "Planet of the crossing", and it's cuneiform sign was often a cross, or various winged disc. Some authors believe that the observations of ancient astronomers provide proof that Nibiru is an actual planet or brown dwarf in our solar system. These claims are for the most part dismissed as fringe science or pseudoscience by the mainstream scientific communities of archaeology and astronomy. According to theories of Sumerian cosmology, Nibiru was the twelfth member in the solar system family of planets (which includes 10 planets, the Sun, and the Moon). It was the home of a technologically advanced human-like alien race, the Anunnaki of Sumerian myth who survived and later came to Earth, subsequently genetically engineered our species. Their travelling to earth was the result of their failing atmosphere.

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Thursday, 4 November 2010

Stonehenge Inner Circle Tours. The best way to experience Stonehenge!

Stonehenge Access Tours - A unique opportunity!
2013 Stonehenge Private Access Dates released.If you are planning to visit Stonehenge Stone Circle in 2013 then plan ahead and book a special 'inner circle' access tour

Book an exclusive private viewing of Stonehenge. Stepping inside the "inner circle of stones" is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Tickets are limited and each group consists of 26 (morning) or 40 (afternoon) with your own guide. With a choice of sunrise or sunset viewings, and private access to the inner circle of stones, your visit to Stonehenge is sure to be a memory you'll cherish. As an added bonus, you'll avoid the huge crowds.

Private Viewing of Stonehenge - Click here to book

Most visitors to Stonehenge are not allowed direct access to the stones. On this special day trip from London, you'll be invited to enter the stone circle itself, and stand beside the mysterious rocks towering above you. Your guide will unlock the secrets of this ancient UNESCO World Heritage Listed monument. Enjoy the peace, away from the crowds, as you experience Stonehenge at its atmospheric best at sunrise or sunset. Availability is strictly limited so book early, as private viewings regularly sell out and operate on selected days in 2012/2013 only.

Lacock is one of England's most picturesque villages, dating back to the Saxon era. The village has provided the setting for many movies and television dramas, including Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Take a walk before enjoying an early evening meal (or breakfast for sunrise departures) in the George, a vintage English pub built in 1361. Note, meals are at your own expense.

Bath is beautiful Georgian city, and also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its most celebrated resident is Jane Austin, and Bath was her birthplace and inspiration for several novels. You'll have time to visit Bath Abbey and the magnificent Roman Baths, or simply shop and explore. You also have the option of taking a walking tour to see where Charles Dickens lived and worked as a young man, and to sample fresh cheeses from the local dairy

If you prefer not to travel as part of a group you could always organise a private tour that include access into Stonehenge inner circle - ideal for families and small groups.   The 'Stonehenge Tour Company' have an excellent record with many years experience - click here

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Friday, 29 October 2010

Stonehenge expert awarded OBE

ONE of the world's leading experts on Stonehenge discovered his passion for archaeology as a child in his Cheltenham back garden.

Professor Timothy Darvill has been awarded an OBE, in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List, for services to archaeology. He is a leading expert on prehistoric Britain.

He said it was a "great privilege" to receive the honour from the Queen earlier this month at Windsor Castle and thanked his colleagues, friends and family.

"I have always been passionate about archaeology and feel fortunate to have contributed to so many amazing projects that have revealed such a great deal about our nation's history and heritage," he said.

Born and bred in Cheltenham, Prof Darvill has been passionate about archaeology since he was a child, according to his mother Win Darvill.

"He has always been interested from when he was a small boy. He used to dig holes in the garden all the time," she said.

"His father, who was a civil engineer, was interested in fossils and passed it all on to Timothy and it went from there."

The family lived in the Battledown area and Mrs Darvill now lives in Pittville.

Timothy Darvill is now a professor at Bournemouth University.

Mrs Darvill said: "When he was in his teens he was always either involved in archaeology in Cirencester or on field walks. It has always been his passion. I could not believe it when he was awarded the OBE but I am so proud."

She said her son grew up in the right area to find all kinds of interesting landscapes.

But he developed an interest in Stonehenge from a young age too.

"He has done a lot of work on it and written many books about it. I read them but I wouldn't like to write an essay on them," she said.

The author of more than 20 books and 200 papers and articles, Mr Darvill famously co-directed the first excavations within the stone circle at Stonehenge for more than 40 years in April 2008.

His work featured in a BBC Timewatch programme, which examined the theory that Stonehenge was a prehistoric centre of healing.

After completing a PhD at Southampton University on the Neolithic of Wales and the west of England, he worked with the Western Archaeological Trust and the Council for British Archaeology before establishing a private practice offering consultancy services in the field of archaeological resource management.

In October 1991, he was appointed to the chair of archaeology in the newly-established archaeology group at Bournemouth University and led the Monuments at Risk survey commissioned by English Heritage in the mid 1990s and has worked in Russia, Malta, Greece, and Germany. He is chairman of the board of directors of Cotswold Archaeology, one of the top archaeological companies in the UK, and vice-president of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

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Monday, 25 October 2010

Stonehenge Christmas Tours. Festive Season 2013

There are a number of operators offering sightseeing coach and bus tours this Christmas and New Year 2013 / 2014. Please see below for a list of discounted trips. Stonehenge guided tours can be booked here: and the best value London tours can be booked here:

Friday, 22 October 2010

Stonehenge - Image subject to copyright’ ?

English Heritage claims it owns every single image of Stonehenge, ever..................

SteveMars sez, "Every photo image library got this by email today. 'We are sending you an email regarding images of Stonehenge in your fotoLibra website. Please be aware that any images of Stonehenge can not be used for any commercial interest, all commercial interest to sell images must be directed to English Heritage.' Here is one image library's response:"
It's kind of them to think of us, but this raises a number of questions.
Firstly, what legitimacy do they have for this claim? Is there any law that states that it is illegal to use images of Stonehenge for any commercial interest? Can someone direct me to it?

Secondly, if an image of Stonehenge is so used, how could they possibly police the usage? A quick browse through a number of rights-managed and royalty-free online picture libraries produced the following:

iStockPhoto (a US owned company) has 513 images of Stonehenge
Fotolia (US) has 648 images of Stonehenge
Dreamstime (US) has 670 images of Stonehenge
Shutterstock (US) has 737 images of Stonehenge

All the above sites sell images on a royalty free, unrestricted usage basis. If anyone buys a royalty free image from one of these suppliers then he'll be using it as, where and when he likes, without asking English Heritage's permission. How will they stop that?

What if we photograph the place from the air? What law can we possibly be breaking here?

While we’re looking at Clive‘s photograph, who built that ugly tarmac footpath cutting through the sacred ring?

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Friday, 8 October 2010

Open Day - Excavation at Durrington, Wiltshire - Free Tour!

Visit the Big Dig!

Wednesday October 13th 2010

Where: Avon Fields: Former MoD Headquarters ,Netheravon Road, Durrington, Witshire

The village of Durrington is well known for its early archaeological heritage, including the largest Neolithic henge in Britain at Durrington Walls and nearby Woodhenge, both over 4500 years old. However, excavations by Wessex Archaeology in advance of the construction of new housing by Persimmon Homes South Coast on the former Ministry of Defence estate offices have started to uncover the remains of a late Iron Age/ Romano-British settlement.

Aerial view of the late Iron Age/ Romano-British settlement at Durrington, Wiltshire

This settlement lies within the north-west corner of the modern village of Durrington and at one time appears to have been surrounded by an enormous ditch over 6m in width and up to 4m in depth. The full extent of the enclosed settlement has yet to been determined, although it is possible- and further work will confirm this- that the enclosed settlement may be of a very substantial size.

The 6m wide enclosure ditch at Durrington

The excavations appear to be located at the southern edge of the settlement. Although the excavations are at an early stage, a wealth of archaeological features have been found including part of the enclosure ditch, possible granaries, large storage and quarry pits, cremation burials and a corn-drying kiln, as well as traces of earlier prehistoric activity within the site. The excavation is due to continue over the next year and will investigate the nature of this previously unknown settlement, which continued in the later Romano-British period and into the fifth century AD and may have been the first steps in the formation of the medieval estates at Durrington and the origin of the present village.

Come and see what they have found and find out more about the heritage of Avon Fields.

Free site tours Wednesday October 13th 2010 at 3.00pm and 5.00pm.

No booking required.
Please wear boots or sturdy shoes.
For more information please contact Andrew Manning or Margaret Bunyard 01722 326867 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 01722 326867 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

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Sunday, 3 October 2010

Druids as an official religion? Stones of Praise here we come

This artcle written by Malanie Philips (Daily Mail) is sure to anger Pagans and the Druid Order
Will someone please tell me this is all a joke. Until now, Druids have been regarded indulgently as a curious remnant of Britain’s ancient past, a bunch of eccentrics who annually dress up in strange robes at Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice.

However, according to the Charity Commission, they are to be recognised as a religion and, as a result, afforded charitable status, with the tax exemptions and other advantages that follow.
After a four-year campaign, the Commission says it accepts that the Druids worship nature and that they also believe in the spirits of places such as mountains and rivers, as well as in ‘divine guides’.

This, apparently, makes them qualify as a religion.
Can it be long before the BBC transmits Stones Of Praise, or solemnly invites listeners to Radio 4’s Thought For The Day to genuflect to a tree?
Some might shrug this off. After all, the Druids don’t do any harm to anyone. What skin is it off anyone else’s nose how they are categorised?
Well, it actually matters rather a lot. Elevating them to the same status as Christianity is but the latest example of how the bedrock creed of this country is being undermined. More than that, it is an attack upon the very concept of religion itself.
This is because Druidry is simply not a religion. Now, it’s true that religion is notoriously difficult to define. But true religions surely rest on an established structure of traditions, beliefs, literature and laws.
Above all, they share a belief in a supernatural deity (or more than one) that governs the universe

By these standards, Druidry is surely not a religion but a cult — a group defined merely by ritual practices but which stands outside mainstream religion.

Nor does it seem to conform to the definition of a religion according to charity law.

When Radio 4’s Sunday Programme suggested yesterday morning to Phil Ryder, chairman of the Druid Network, that the legal definition of religion included a ‘significant belief in a supreme being or entity’, he saw no contradiction. Druids, he said cheerfully, might venerate many gods, inanimate objects or nature.

How very inclusive of them! But the key point is surely that none of these beliefs involves a ‘supreme’ being that exists beyond the Earth and the universe. On the contrary, Druids worship what is in or on the earth itself.

When asked further how Druidry benefited the public interest — the key test for charitable status — Mr Ryder burbled that its ethical framework consisted of forming ‘honourable and sustainable relationships’ with everything in the world, including animals, people and nature.

But there are many who subscribe to no belief system at all and who would say they, too, want to live in harmony with the earth and everything in it. Are they, therefore, also to be regarded as religious folk and given charitable status?

Maybe Prince Charles, who famously talks to his plants, could register himself on that basis as the founder of a new religion? Duchy Devotions, anyone?

If the Druids qualify as a religion, can other cults such as the Scientologists be far behind?
Can it be long, indeed, before the wise and learned theologians of the Charity Commission similarly grant charitable status to sorcery, witchcraft or even the Jedi — the fictional Star Wars ‘religion’ which the 2001 census recorded as having no fewer than 390,127 adherents in England and Wales.
The whole thing is beyond absurd. But it is also malevolent. For it is all of a piece with the agenda by the oh-so politically correct Charity Commission to promote the fanatical religious creed of the Left — the worship of equality.
The Commission was primed by Labour for this attempt to restructure society back in 2006, when charity law was redrawn to redefine ‘public benefit’ as helping the poor.
This put the independent schools in the front line of attack, since education was no longer itself considered a benefit — as it had been since time immemorial — but only insofar as it furthered the ideology of ‘equality’.


Thus, we have arrived at the extraordinary situation where some of these schools, which have delivered such inestimable benefit to the nation, face the loss of their charitable status, which is to be given instead to people who dance naked around stones and worship the sun.
But the new respectability of paganism cannot be laid entirely at the Charity Commission’s door. For in recent years, pagan practices have been rapidly multiplying, with an explosion of the occult: witchcraft, parapsychology, séances, telepathy and mind-bending cults.
Astonishingly, around 100 members of the Armed Forces now classify themselves as pagans, and a further 30 as witches.
There are thought to be about 500 pagan police officers. A Pagan Police Association has even been set up to represent officers who ‘worship nature and believe in many gods’.
They have been given the right to take days off to perform rituals, such as leaving food out for the dead, dressing up as ghosts and casting spells, or celebrating the sun god with ‘unabashed sexuality and promiscuity’.
Britain’s prison authorities are equally hospitable to the occult: under instructions issued to every prison governor, pagan ‘priests’ are allowed to use wine and wands during ceremonies in jails. Inmates practising paganism are allowed a hoodless robe, incense and a piece of religious jewellery among their personal possessions.

Political correctness gone mad or what? As one disgusted police officer exploded: ‘What has it come to when a cop gets time off so he can sit about making spells or dance around the place drinking honey beer with a wand in his hand?’

How on earth has our supposedly rational society come to subscribe to so much totally barking mumbo-jumbo?
In part, it developed from the New Age embrace of Eastern beliefs in the inter-connectedness of everything in the universe. The defining characteristic of such faiths is a spirituality which is concerned with the self rather than the world beyond the individual.

These beliefs were, therefore, tailor-made for the ‘me society’ which turned against Biblical constraints on behaviour in the interests of others. They were subsequently given rocket fuel by environmentalism, at the core of which lies the pagan worship of ‘Mother Earth’.
And they were then legitimised by the doctrines of equality of outcomes and human rights — which, far from protecting the rights of truly religious people, aim to force Biblical morality and belief out of British and European public life altogether.
This is because human rights and equality of outcomes are held to be universal values. That means they invariably trump specific religious beliefs to impose instead equal status for all creeds.

But if all creeds, however absurd, have equal meaning then every belief is equally meaningless. And without the Judeo-Christian heritage there would be no morality and no true human rights.
There is nothing remotely enlightened about paganism. It was historically tied up with both communism and fascism, precisely because it is a negation of reason and the bedrock values behind Western progress.
The result is that, under the secular onslaught of human rights, our society is reverting to a pre-modern era of anti-human superstition and irrationality. From human rights, you might say, to pagan rites in one seamless progression.
Anyone who thinks radical egalitarianism is progressive has got this very wrong. We are hurtling backwards in time to a more primitive age**

**Is that such a bad thing ?  Food for though!
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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Stonehenge '3,550' year old skeleton 'from the Med'

TESTS on teeth from a skeleton of a teenager found buried near Stonehenge suggest they came from someone who grew up around the Mediterranean Sea.

The remains of the youngster – estimated to have died 3,550 years – were found with a distinctive amber necklace.

The conclusions come from analysis of different forms of the elements oxygen and strontium in the skeleton’s tooth enamel.
The teenager, known to archaeologists as the boy with the amber necklace, was found in 2005 about 5km south east of Stonehenge on Boscombe Down.
It was discovered next to a Bronze Age burial mound while roadworks were being carried out.
The findings indicate that a diverse range of people who came to Stonehenge from across Europe.
The findings will be discussed at a science symposium in London to mark the 175th anniversary of the British Geological Survey (BGS).

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How Stonehenge and Avebury are managed - have your say now!

There’s just time (until the end of the month) to have your say on a formal British document to be submitted to UNESCO laying out, inter alia, how Stonehenge and Avebury ought to be managed.

See (see below)

(You can send your views direct to )

We have our own views on the matter and here is the submission we have made:

“We note that: “The process of producing the Statement of OUV is not an opportunity to change or add to the reasons for inscription but a chance to distil them into a single document which will be key [to] the World Heritage Property’s protection. It is however possible to reflect challenges which have emerged over the last 25 years as well as changes in the management and protection context.“

In that case, we would like to say that a very obvious “change in the management and protection context“ which has emerged over the last 25 years is the fact that there has been a vast growth, due to the internet, in the number of people nationally and internationally who have a strong personal interest in the WHS and make frequent repeated visits to it and these now comprise the overwhelming preponderance of stakeholders – yet their needs are not addressed in a way which reflects that fact.

Even the introductory remarks of this consultation exercise betray a failure to recognise this reality: “This consultation provides an opportunity for local people, community groups and other organisations to comment on its Statement of Outstanding Universal Value”. The clear message is that unless you are local or a member of a community group or other organisation this consultation is not for you.
Involving and informing the local community or specially favoured groups first and leaving the wider community effectively ignored or disenfranchised is no longer appropriate. In our submission the need to rectify this matter goes to the very heart of both the management and protection of the World Heritage Site and a step-change is overdue.”

** Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Property Statement of Outstanding Universal

This consultation is being hosted on behalf of the Stonehenge and Avebury Steering Committees of which Wiltshire Council is a member.

The Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Property is one of Wiltshire’s greatest assets. This consultation provides an opportunity for local people, community groups and other organisations to comment on its Statement of Outstanding Universal Value. This Statement sets out formally why Stonehenge and Avebury are internationally important and what qualifies them to appear on the World Heritage List. It also sets out how requirements for management and protection of these qualities are being met.

This document is important for the protection of what makes Stonehenge and Avebury internationally significant. It defines the World Heritage Site’s Outstanding Universal Value (OUV). The United Kingdom signed up to protect the OUV of its World Heritage Sites when it ratified the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972).

The planning system has a very important role in this protection. Planning Circular 07/2009 states clearly the need to protect the Outstanding Universal Value of World Heritage Sites, while the guidance accompanying the new Planning Policy 5 on the Protection of the Historic Environment (2010) identifies the Statement of OUV as a critical resource for local planning authorities in plan-making and reaching decisions relating to the significance of World Heritage Sites. The document will also inform all management decisions which should prioritise the protection OUV as defined in the Statement. Your comments on the Statement of OUV could therefore contribute to protecting the very special qualities of Stonehenge and Avebury for this and future generations.

Since 2007 UNESCO has required a Statement OUV for all new World Heritage Properties. Stonehenge and Avebury were inscribed in 1986. All sites inscribed prior to 2007 are now required to submit retrospectively a Statement of OUV. This must be based on the original reasons for inscription set out in evaluation and decision documents from 1986. The process of producing the Statement of OUV is not an opportunity to change or add to the reasons for inscription but a chance to distil them into a single document which will be key the World Heritage Property’s protection. It is however possible to reflect challenges which have emerged over the last 25 years as well as changes in the management and protection context.

The original documents submitted to UNESCO during the nomination of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Property in 1986 can be accessed via this link to the UNESCO website:

The Statement of OUV consists of four sections:

Statement of Significance

Statement of Integrity

Statement of Authenticity

Requirements for Management and Protection

The first section, the Statement of Significance, was agreed by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in 2008 after a period of consultation and sign off by the Stonehenge and Avebury Steering Groups representing key local and national stakeholders.

We are now due to submit the final three sections:

2. Statement of Integrity
3. Statement of Authenticity
4. Requirements for Management and Protection
We would appreciate your comments to assist us in shaping a robust and comprehensive document.

Please note comments are sought only on the last three sections: integrity, authenticity and management and protection. The first section, the Statement of Significance, has already been agreed by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee.
Guidance on the UNESCO definitions of authenticity and integrity can be found the World Heritage Operational Guidelines (paras 79 – 89 and Annex 4) which can be found at Further background information can be found in the management plans for the two halves of the World Heritage Site. They include sections summarising integrity and authenticity as well as the provisions for management and protection

You can access the Stonehenge Management Plan on the English Heritage website via this link

You can access the Avebury Management Plan on the Wiltshire Council website via this link

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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Britain is littered with Stone Circles.

Britain is littered with the remains of past lives, civilisations and cultures, many of which remain a source of mystery and conjecture. We may never know the exact reasons why these circles, standing stones, henges, hill-figures and monuments were erected or the peoples and belief systems that led them to complete some of these sometimes massive structures such as Silbury Hill and Stonehenge. These pages are an ongoing investigation into some of these ancient sites and landscapes with a view to gaining an understanding of the lives of the people who inhabited these islands more than 2000 years ago..
Obviously it is beyond the scope of this blog to hope to document every British prehistoric monument - there are estimated to be well over 1000 stone circles alone and the number of identified round barrows currently stands at over 10000. The sites I have included (currently about 350) are simply those that I have visited in England and Wales and cover a fair cross section of the pre-Roman sites in these countries, although the odd Roman remain is featured - I have yet to visit any sites in Scotland or Ireland. There are also several sites which have been included either because their age and purpose is unknown, or they may just be local curiosities. The areas of Lincolnshire, Humberside, Derbyshire and Yorkshire feature more pages than other regions, not because there are necessarily more ancient sites here but simply because they the closest to where I am based and therefore have received more frequent investigation than sites further afield.

AvonStanton Drew Neolithic Stone Circles and Cove. Stanton Drew
Stoney Littleton Neolithic Chambered Long Barrow. Wellow
CambridgeshireFlag Fen Bronze Age Visitor Centre. East of Peterborough
Robin Hood and Little John Standing Stones? West of Peterborough
CornwallBoscawen-un Bronze Age Stone Circle. St. Buryan
Boskednan Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. Northwest of Penzance
Chun Quoit Neolithic Chambered Tomb. Morvah
Hurlers Bronze Age Stone Circles and Standing Stones. Minions
King Doniert Stone Celtic Inscribed Crosses. North of St. Cleer
Lanyon Quoit Neolithic Chambered Long Barrow. Madron
Longstone / Long Tom Christianised Standing Stone? Minions
Men an tol Neolithic Standing Stones. Northwest of Penzance
Merry Maidens Bronze Age Stone Circle and Standing Stones. St. Buryan
Rillaton Barrow Bronze Age Round Cairn. Minions
Stannon Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. Bodmin Moor
Tintagel Ruined Castle. Southwest of Boscastle
Trethevy Quoit Neolithic Chambered Tomb. St. Cleer
Trippet Circle Stone Circle. Bodmin Moor
Zennor Quoit Neolithic Chambered Tomb. Zennor

CumbriaBlakeley Raise Bronze Age Stone Circle. Southwest of Ennerdale Bridge
Broadfell Cairn Bronze Age Round Cairn. North of Orton
Castlehowe Scar Bronze Age Stone Circle. East of Shap
Castlerigg Circle Neolithic/Bronze Age Stone Circle. Keswick
Copt Howe Bronze Age ? Rock Carvings. Northwest of Chapel Stile
Druid's Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. South of Ulverston
Gamelands Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. Orton
Giant's Grave Bronze Age Standing Stones. Kirksanton
Glassonby Round Cairn and Rock Carving. Northwest of Glassonby
Greycroft Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. North of Seascale
Hardknott Roman Fort Roman Fort. Hardknott Pass
Hill of Skulls Bronze Age Round Barrow. Shap
King Arthurs Round Table Neolithic Henge. South of Penrith
Little Meg Circle Bronze Age Round Cairn. South of Glassonby
Long Meg and Her Daughters Bronze Age Stone Circle. Northeast of Little Saltkeld
Low Moor Barrow Long Cairn. East of Askham
Moor Divock Southeast of Pooley Bridge
Moor Divock Cairns Bronze Age Burial Mounds.
The Cockpit Bronze Age Ring Cairn.
The Cop Stone Natural Rock Feature/Alignment.
White Raise Barrow Bronze Age Round Cairn & Cist
Mayburgh Henge Neolithic Henge. South of Penrith
Mossthorn Neolithic Long Cairns. West of Penrith
Pike of Stickle Neolithic Axe Mine. Langdale
Raise Howe Bronze Age Round Cairn. Crosby Ravensworth
Sewborrans Bronze Age Standing Stone. West of Penrith
Shap Circles (including Kemp Howe) Bronze Age Stone Circles. Shap
Shap Stone Row (including Goggleby Stone) Bronze Age Stone Alignment. Shap
Skirsgill Bronze Age Standing Stone. Southwest of Penrith
Sunkenkirk Bronze Age Stone Circle. North of Hallthwaites.
Temple Sowerby Roman Milestone. Southeast of Temple Sowerby

DerbyshireArbor Low Henge Neolithic/Bronze Age Henge and Circle. Bakewell
Bamford Moor Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. North East of Bamford
Brown Edge / Totley Circle
Bronze Age Ring Cairn or Stone Circle. Totley Moor
Bull Ring Neolithic Henge. Dove Holes
Creswell Crags Old Stone Age Cave Dwelling. East of Creswell
Crook Hill Bronze Age Stone Circle. West of Ashopton
Curbar Edge Cairn Bronze Age Round Cairn. Curbar Edge
Five Wells Neolithic Chambered Cairn. West of Taddington
Froggatt Edge Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. North of Chatsworth
Harland Edge Bronze Age Cairn. South East of Chatsworth
Holy Moor Bronze Age Carved Rock. West of Holymoorside
Hordron Edge Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. East of Ashopton
Ladybower Tor Bronze Age Carved Rock. North East of Ashopton
Mam Tor Late Bronze Age/Iron Age Hillfort. West of Castleton
Minninglow (Page 1) Neolithic Chambered Tomb. North East of Roystone Grange
Minninglow (Page 2) Neolithic Chambered Tomb. North East of Roystone Grange
Moscar Moor Bronze Age Kerbed Cairn. South East of Ashopton
Nine Stones Close Bronze Age Stone Circle. West of Stanton Moor
Old Woman Stone Bronze Age Standing Stone. North East of Bamford
Park Gate Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. South of Chatsworth
Raven Tor Bronze Age Triple Cairn and Cist. South of Chatsworth
Rowtor Rocks Bronze Age Rock Carvings. Birchover
Smelting Hill Bronze Age Stone Circle. North East of Abney
Strawberry Lea Bronze Age Stone Circle or Kerb Cairn. Totley Moor
Big Moor North of Chatsworth
Barbrook I Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle
Barbrook II Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle
Barbrook III Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle

Barbrook IV Bronze Age Ring Cairn
Barbrook V Bronze Age Ring Cairn

Swine Sty Bronze Age Settlement Site
Eyam Moor
Northwest of Grindleford
Eyam Moor II Bronze Age Stone Circle
Eyam Moor III Bronze Age Stone Circle
Eyam Moor Cairn Bronze Age Cairn
Stanage Cairn Bronze Age Round Cairn and Cup Marked Stone
Wet Withens (Eyam Moor I) Bronze Age Stone Circle
Gardom's Edge East of Baslow
Gardom's Edge Carved Rock Bronze Age Carved Stone
Gardom's Edge Enclosure (Meg's Wall) Neolithic Enclosure Walls
Gardom's Edge Ring Cairn Bronze Age Ring Cairn
Gardom's Edge Standing Stone Bronze Age Standing Stone
Gardom's Edge Pit Alignment Iron Age Pit Alignment
Gardom's Edge Round House Bronze Age / Iron Age House
Three Men of Gardom's Bronze Age Barrow/Cairn
Gibbet Moor East of Chatsworth
Alignment Bronze Age Standing Stone Alignment
Four Poster Bronze Age Four Poster Stone Circle and nearby Cist
Hob Hurst's House Bronze Age Cairn

Standing Stones Bronze Age Standing Stones
Stanton Moor Northeast of Birchover
Stanton Moor Introduction
Doll Tor Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle
Nine Ladies Circle Bronze Age Circle
Stanton Moor North Bronze Age Stone Circle
Stanton Moor Central Bronze Age Ring Cairn
Stanton Moor South Bronze Age Stone Circle

Black Tor Row (East) Bronze Age Stone Rows / Cairns. Dartmoor (Images only so far)
Black Tor Row (Southwest) Bronze Age Stone Row. Dartmoor (Images only so far)
Brisworthy Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. Dartmoor (Images only - text to be added)
Drizzlecombe Rows Bronze Age Stone Rows. Dartmoor (Images only - text to be added)
Drizzlecombe Settlement Bronze Age Settlement. Dartmoor (Images only - no text yet)
Fernworthy Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. Dartmoor
Fernworthy Row North Bronze Age Stone Row. Dartmoor
Grey Wethers Circle Bronze Age Double Stone Circle. Dartmoor
Grimspound Bronze Age Settlement Site, Dartmoor
Kes Tor Round Pound Bronze Age / Iron Age Settlement Site, Dartmoor
Merrivale Dartmoor
Merrivale Circle Bronze Age Circle / Standing Stone. (Images only - text to be added)
Merrivale Ring Cairn Bronze Age Ring Cairn. (Images only - text to be added)
Merrivale Rows Bronze Age Stone Rows. (Images only - text to be added)
Merrivale Settlement Bronze Age Settlement. (Images only - text to be added)
Ringmoor Cairn Bronze Age Cairn. Dartmoor (Images only - text to be added)
Ringmoor Row Bronze Age Row / Cairn Circle. Dartmoor (Images only - text to be added)
Scorhill Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. Dartmoor
Sharpitor Row Bronze Age Row / Cairns / Cist. Dartmoor (Images only - text to be added)
Sharpitor Settlement Bronze Age Huts. (Images only - text to be added)
Shovel Down Bronze Age Stone Rows, Standing Stone, Circle and Cairns. Dartmoor
Spinster's Rock Neolithic Chambered Tomb. Northeast of Dartmoor
Yellowmead Bronze Age Multiple Cairn Circle. (Images only - text to be added)

DorsetCerne Abbas Giant Hill Figure. Cerne Abbas
Grey Mare and her Colts Neolithic Chambered Long Barrow. Abbotsbury
Jordan Hill Roman Temple
Roman Temple. Weymouth
Lanceborough King Barrow Bronze Age Round Barrow. East of Dorchester
Maiden Castle Neolithic/Iron Age/Roman Hillfort. Southwest of Dorchester
Winterbourne Abbas Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. Winterbourne Abbas

Barningham / How Tallon Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. South of Barnard Castle
Barningham Moor (Central) Bronze Age Carved Rocks. South of Barnard Castle
Barningham Moor (Northwest) Bronze Age Carved Rocks. South of Barnard Castle
Barningham Moor (South) Bronze Age Carved Rocks. South of Barnard Castle
Barningham Moor (Southwest) Bronze Age Carved Rocks. South of Barnard Castle

GloucestershireBelas Knap Neolithic Chambered Long Barrow. Winchcombe
Hetty Peggler's Tump Neolithic Chambered Long Barrow. Uley
Notgrove Neolithic Chambered Long Barrow. Bourton-on-the-Water
Nympsfield Neolithic Chambered Long Barrow. Frocester

Dragonby Natural Rock Formation. North of Scunthorpe
Drake Stones Natural Rock Formation? Anwick
Honington Camp Iron Age Camp/Settlement. Southwest of Ancaster
Julian's Bower Maze Turf-cut Maze. Alkborough
Lincoln Roman Town
Shearman's Wath Neolithic Henge. North of Horncastle
The Lincolnshire Long Barrows
Map and Introduction
Ash Hill Neolithic Long Barrow. Binbrook
Ash Holt Neolithic Long Barrow. Cuxwold
Beacon Plantation Neolithic Long Barrow. Swaby
Burgh on Bain Neolithic Long Barrow. Burgh on Bain
Deadmen's Graves I, II Neolithic Long Barrows. Claxby
Giant's Hills I, II Neolithic Long Barrows. Skendleby
Hills Brough Farm Neolithic Long Barrow(?). South of Caistor
Hoe Hill I,II Neolithic Long Barrows. Binbrook
Spellows Hill Neolithic Long Barrow. Partney
Tathwell Neolithic Long Barrow. Tathwell
Lincolnshire Round Barrows
Beacon Hill Bronze Age Round Barrow, Cleethorpes
Bully Hill Bronze Age Round Barrow, Northeast of Tealby
Bully Hills Bronze Age Round Barrow Cemetery. Tathwell
Burgh on Bain Bronze Age Barrows. Burgh on Bain
Buslingthorpe Bronze Age Round Barrow. Buslingthorpe
Butterbumps Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery. Willoughby
Cleatham Barrow Bronze Age Round Barrow. Manton
Donnington-on-Bain Bronze Age Barrow. Donington on Bain
Folk Moot & Butt Mound Bronze Age Round Barrows. Silk Willoughby
Fordington Barrows Bronze Age Round Barrows(?). Ulceby
Grim's Mound Bronze Age Round Barrow. Burgh on Bain
Hagworthingham Bronze age Round Barrow. Hagworthingham
Hatcliffe Barrow Bronze Age Round Barrow. Hatcliffe
Howe Hill Bronze Age Round Barrow. Ulceby
King's Hill Barrow/Mound. Bardney
Ludford Barrow Bronze Age Round Barrow. Ludford
Mill Hill Bronze Age Round Barrow. Claxby
Revesby Barrows Bronze Age/Roman Round Barrows(?). Revesby
Ring Holt Bronze Age Round Barrow. Dalby

NorfolkHolme-Next-the-Sea (Seahenge) Bronze Age Wooden Circle. Hunstanton

NorthumberlandChatton 1a Bronze Age Carved Rock. Chatton
Chatton 2, 4 & 5 Bronze Age Carved Rocks. Chatton
Goatstones Bronze Age Four-Poster Stone Circle. Broadpool Common (Images only)
Ketley Crag Rock Shelter Bronze Age Carved Rocks. Chatton
Lordenshaw Area 3 & 4 Bronze Age Carved Rocks. South of Rothbury
Lordenshaw Cairns Bronze Age Cairns. South of Rothbury (Images only)
Lordenshaw (Horseshoe Rock) Bronze Age Carved Rock. South of Rothbury
Lordenshaw (Main Panel) Bronze Age Carved Rock. South of Rothbury
Lordenshaw Hillfort Iron Age Hillfort and Settlement. South of Rothbury (Images only)
Matfen Stone Bronze Age Standing Stone. South of Matfen (Images only)

OxfordshireHoar Stone Neolithic Chambered Tomb. Enstone
Rollright Circle Neolithic / Bronze Age Circle and Tomb. Little Rollright
Uffington White Horse Iron Age(?) Hill Figure. Uffington
Wayland's Smithy Neolithic Chambered Long Barrow. Ashbury

RutlandBraunston Goddess Carved Churchyard Figure. Braunston
Wing Maze Turf-cut Maze. Wing

SomersetGlastonbury Abbey, Tor and Holy Well. Glastonbury
WiltshireAvebury AreaAvebury Henge Neolithic Henge and Circle Complex. Avebury
Seorfon Barrows Bronze Age Round Barrows. Southeast of Avebury
Silbury Hill Neolithic Mound. South of Avebury
The Sanctuary Neolithic Stone & Timber Circle. Southeast of Avebury
West Kennet Avenue Neolithic Avenue. Southeast of Avebury
West Kennet Barrow Neolithic Chambered Long Barrow. South of Avebury
Stonehenge Area
Stonehenge Neolithic / Bronze Age Complex. Amesbury
Stonehenge Page 2
The Stonehenge Stone Circle Website
Carpark Post Holes
Mesolithic Timber Post Holes. Stonehenge Carpark
Durrington Walls Bronze Age Henge, Durrington
New King Barrows Bronze Age Barrows, Amesbury
Normanton Down Neolithic / Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery. South of Stonehenge
The Avenue Neolithic / Bronze Age Earthwork. Northeast of Stonehenge
The Cursus Neolithic / Bronze Age Earthwork. North of Stonehenge
The Cursus Group Bronze Age Round Barrows. North of Stonehenge
Winterbourne Stoke Group Neolithic / Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery
Woodhenge Bronze Age Henge & Timber Structure. North of Amesbury
Histouries UK - Tour operator based in Salisbury offering tours to Stonehenge and Avebury
Stonehenge Tour Company - London tour opeartor specialises in Stone Circle Tours
York Museum Stone Bronze Age Carved Rock. York Museum Gardens

Yorkshire (East Riding - formerly North Humberside)Arras Barrow Cemetery Iron Age Barrow Cemetery. Market Weighton
Callis Wold Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery. North of Pocklington
Dane's Dyke Bronze Age Bank and Ditch. West of Flamborough Head
Hall Ings Barrow Bronze Age Round Barrow. North of Hull
High Gardham Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery. Northwest of Hull
Littlewood Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery. Northwest of Hull
Newbald Lodge Southeast Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery. Northwest of Hull
Towthorpe Plantation Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery. East of Wharram Percy
Westwood Common Barrow Cemetery. West of Beverley
Rudston Cult Centre
Overview Map
Ba'l Hill Neolithic Round Barrow. Wold Newton
Little Argham Henge Neolithic Henge. North of Rudston
Rudston Beacon Sacred Hill. South of Rudston
Rudston Cursus Neolithic Cursus. South and East of Rudston
Rudston Monolith Neolithic Standing Stone. Rudston
Southside Mount Barrow Neolithic(?) Barrow. South of Rudston
Willie Howe Neolithic Round Barrow. West of Burton Fleming
See also Folkton, Sharp Howe, Spell Howe, Willerby Wold under North Yorkshire

Yorkshire (North)Acklam Wold Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery. West of Acklam Village
Ann Howe Bronze Age Round Barrow. Southeast of Grosmont
Appletreewick Bronze Age Stone Circle. East of Hebden.
Beacon Howes Bronze Age Round Barrows. West of Ravenscar
Blakey Topping Sacred Hill ? and Stone Alignment. Northeast of Pickering
Breckon Howe Bronze Age Round Barrow. East of Grosmont
Broxa Bronze Age/Iron Age Barrow Cemetery. Broxa Forest
Commondale Bronze Age Stone Circle. East of Great Ayton
Danes Hills Iron Age Barrow Cemetery. East of Riccall
Dargate Dikes Bronze Age Earthwork. Langdale Foerst
Devils Arrows Bronze Age Standing Stones. Boroughbridge
Duggleby Howe Neolithic Round Barrow. West of Kirby Grindalythe
Flass Brow Bronze Age Round Barrow. Southeast of Grosmont
Flat Howe Bronze Age Round Barrows. East of Grosmont
Folkton Barrow Bronze Age Round Barrow. South of Folkton
Foster Howes Bronze Age Round Barrows. Southeast of Grosmont
Fox Howe Bronze Age Round Barrow. Langdale Forest
Hanging Grimston Barrow Cemetery. North of Uncleby Wold
Harwood Dale Bronze Age Stone Circle. Harwood Dale Forest
High Bridestones Bronze Age Stone Circles. East of Grosmont
High Woof Howe Bronze Age Round Barrow. Southeast of Grosmont
Hole of Horcum Dikes/Settlement Area. Northeast of Pickering
Howden Hill Sacred Hill ? Langdale End
Lilla Howe Bronze Age Round Barrow. Southeast of Grosmont
Louven Howe Bronze Age Round Barrow. Southeast of Grosmont
Low Bridestones Bronze Age Stone Row ? East of Grosmont
Low Woof Howe Bronze Age Round Barrow. Southeast of Grosmont
Old Wife's Neck Bronze Age Standing Stone. Fylingdales Moor (Images only)
Pen Howe Bronze Age Round Barrows. East of Grosmont
Ramsdale Stones Bronze Age Stone Circle. Fylingdales Moor (Images only)
Ravenscar Bronze Age Rock Carving. Ravenscar
Robbed Howe Bronze Age Round Barrow. Southeast of Grosmont
Sharp Howe Bronze Age Round Barrow. South of Folkton
Sil Howe Bronze Age Round Barrow. Southeast of Grosmont
Simon Howe Bronze Age Round Cairn and Alignment. South of Goathland
Spell Howe Bronze Age Round Barrow. Southeast of Folkton
Thieves Dikes Bronze Age Earthworks. Northeast of Silpho
Thimbleby Nine Stones Bronze Age Stone Circle or Setting. SE of Osmotherley
Thornborough Henges Neolithic Henges, Northwest of Tanfield
Three Howes Bronze Age Round Cairns. South of Grosmont
Tripsdale Bride Stones Bronze Age Round Barrow/Kerb Circle. SE of Chop Gate
Wain Stones Bronze Age Carved Rocks. South of Great Broughton
Wharram Percy Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery. West of Wharram Percy
Willerby Wold Neolithic Long Barrow. North of Foxholes
Yarnbury Neolithic Henge. North of Grassington
Yockenthwaite Bronze Age Stone Circle. Northwest of Kettlewell
Allan Tofts - North of Goathland
Page 1 (North) Bronze Age Carved Rocks.
Page 2 (North) Bronze Age Carved Rocks.
Page 3 (Centre) Bronze Age Carved Rocks.
Page 4 (West and East) Bronze Age Carved Rocks.
Fylingdales Moor - Eastern Area
Brow Moor
Robin Hood's Butts Bronze Age Round Barrows. (Images only)
Brow Moor Area 5 Page 1 Bronze Age Round Barrows.
Brow Moor Area 5 Page 2 Bronze Age Round Barrows.
Brow Moor Area 5 Page 3 Bronze Age Round Barrows.
Brow Moor Area 5 Page 4 Bronze Age Round Barrows.
Brow Moor Area 6 Bronze Age Carved Rocks.
Brow Moor Area 7 Bronze Age Carved Rocks.
Jugger Howe Moor
Jugger Howe Bronze Age Round Barrow. (Images only)
Jugger Howes Bronze Age Round Barrows. (Images only)
Stony Marl Moor
Grey Horse Stone Bronze Age Standing Stone? (Images only)
Stony Marl Howes Bronze Age Round Barrows. (Images only)
Stony Marl Carved Rocks Bronze Age Carved Rocks.
Wragby Barrow Bronze Age Round Barrow. (Images only)
See also -
Askwith Moor
, Tree of Life, Snowden Carr, Death's Head Rock under West Yorkshire
Yorkshire (South)
Ash Cabin Flat Bronze Age Stone Circle. West of Sheffield
Bar Dyke Cross Dyke. Southwest of Stocksbridge
Bar Dyke RIng Bronze Age Ring Cairn. Southwest of Stocksbridge
Carl Wark Iron Age Hillfort. Southwest of Sheffield
Ecclesall Wood Bronze Age Rock Carving. Southwest Sheffield
Ewden Beck Bronze Age Ring Cairn. Southwest of Stocksbridge
Yorkshire (West)
Adel Churchyard Stones
(PRAWR 207, 208) Bronze Age Carved Rocks. Adel
Knotties Stone (PRAWR 396) Bronze Age Carved Rock. Otley Chevin
The Bull Stone Bronze Age Standing Stone. Otley Chevin
Baildon Moor
Baildon 1 (Dobrudden) (PRAWR 147) Bronze Age Carved Stone
Baildon 2 (PRAWR 154) Bronze Age Carved Stone
Baildon 3 (PRAWR 151) Bronze Age Cup Marked Stone
Baildon 4 (PRAWR 146) Bronze Age Carved Stone
Rombald's Moor (including Ilkley, Burley, Morton and Addingham Moors)
Anvil Rock (PRAWR 215) Bronze Age Cup Marked Rock
Backstone Beck Neolithic/Bronze Age/Iron Age Huts & Enclosure
Backstone Beck Stones 1 (PRAWR 285, 287) Bronze Age Carved Rocks
Backstone Beck Stones 2 (PRAWR 282, 283) Bronze Age Carved Rocks
Backstone Circle Stone Circle ?
Badger Stone (PRAWR 250) Bronze Age Carved Rock
Barmishaw Stone (PRAWR 253) Bronze Age Carved Rock
Bradup Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle.
Doubler Stones (PRAWR 41, 42) Bronze Age Carved Rocks
Great Skirtful of Stones Bronze Age Round Cairn.
Green Crag Slack (PRAWR 325) Bronze Age Cairns and Carved Rocks
Green Gates (PRAWR 255, 256, 257) Bronze Age Carved Rocks
Grooved Stone (PRAWR 390) Bronze Age Rock Carving
Grubstones Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle
Hanging Stones (PRAWR 284) Bronze Age Rock Carvings
Haystack (PRAWR 302) Bronze Age Carved Rock
Horncliff Circle Bronze Age Enclosure
Idol Stone (PRAWR 322) Bronze Age Carved Rock
Little Skirtful of Stones Bronze Age Round Cairn.
Neb Stone (PRAWR 237) Bronze Age Cup Marked Rock
Pancake Rock (PRAWR 332) Bronze Age Cup Marked Rock
Panorama Stone (PRAWR 227, 228, 229) Bronze Age Carved Stones
Pepperpot (PRAWR 261) Bronze Age Cup Marked Rock
Piper's Crag Stone (PRAWR 212) Bronze Age Carved Rock
Planets (PRAWR 295) Bronze Age Carved Rock
Second Idol Stone (PRAWR 288) Bronze Age Carved Rock
Sepulchre Stone (PRAWR 214) Bronze Age Cup Marked Rock
Swastika Stone (PRAWR 217) Bronze Age/Iron Age(?) Carved Stone
Silver Well (PRAWR 238) Bronze Age Cup Marked Rocks
Twelve Apostles Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle.
Weary Hill Stone (PRAWR 244) Bronze Age Carved Rock
Willy Hall's Wood Stone (PRAWR 258) Bronze Age Carved Rock
Woofa Enclosure (PRAWR 372) Enclosure and Bronze Age Carved Rocks
Sites in the former West Riding that are now part of North Yorkshire
Askwith Moor Bronze Age Carved Rocks
Snowden Carr Bronze Age Carved Rocks
The Death's Head Rock (PRAWR 577) Bronze Age Carved Rock, Snowden Carr
The Tree of Life Rock (PRAWR 598)
Bronze Age Carved Rock, Snowden Carr
PRAWR = Prehistoric Rock Art of the West Riding (Boughey and Vickerman 2003)

Barclodiad y Gawres Neolithic Passage Grave. Llangwyfan
Bodowyr Neolithic Passage Grave. Brynsiencyn
Bryn Celli Ddu Neolithic Passage Grave. Llanddaniel Fab
Caer Leb Settlement Romano-British Settlement. Brynsiencyn
Din Lligwy Romano-British Walled Settlement. Moelfre
Lligwy Barrow Neolithic Chambered Barrow. Moelfre
Penrhos Feilw Standing Stones. SW of Holyhead
Plas Newydd Neolithic Chambered Barrow. Plas Newydd Park
Presaddfed Neolithic Barrows. Bodedern
Trefignath Neolithic Chambered Long Barrow. South of Holyhead
Ty Newydd Neolithic Burial Chamber. Llanfaelog
ClwydCefn Meiriadog Chambered Cairn. South of Prestatyn
Gop y Goleuni Neolithic Barrow(?). South of Prestatyn
Gwytherin Four Stones Stone Alignment. Gwytherin Church Yard
Maen Achwyfaen Bronze Age Monolith/Christian Cross. South of Prestatyn
DyfedCarreg Coetan Arthur Neolithic Chambered Tomb. Newport
Carreg Samson Neolithic Chambered Tomb. Northwest of Mathry
Devil's Quoit Neolithic Burial Chamber. West of Pembroke
Gors Fawr Circle Bronze Age Stone Circle. Mynachlogddu
King's Quoit Neolithic Burial Chamber. West of Tenby
Llech Y Tripedd Neolithic Chambered Tomb. Moelgrove
Parc Y Meirw Stone Row. East of Fishguard
Pentre Ifan Neolithic Chambered Long Barrow. South of Nevern

GlamorganCarn Llechart Stone Circle(?) and Cairn. West of Pontardawe
Maen Cetty (Arthur's Stone) Neolithic Chambered Tomb. Southwest of Llanrhidian
Parc Le Breos Cwm Neolithic Chambered Cairn. Penmaen
St. Lythans Neolithic Chambered Tomb. West of Cardiff
Tinkinswood Neolithic Chambered Tomb. West of Cardiff

Harold's Stones Bronze Age Stone Row/Alignment. Trellech

PowysGrowing Stone Neolithic Monolith. Cwrt-y-Gollen
Gwernvale Neolithic Chambered Long Barrow. Crickhowell
Maen Llia Standing Stone. South of Sennybridge

360 Degree Panoramas (uses Java)
Main page with thumbnails
See also individual monument pages above.

Arthur's Stone (Maen Cetty) Chambered Tomb. Glamorgan
Bamford Moor Circle Stone Circle. Derbyshire
Barbrook I Stone Circle. Derbyshire
Barbrook II Stone Circle. Derbyshire
Barbrook III Stone Circle. Derbyshire
Barningham / Eel Hill Carved Rock. Durham
Barningham / How Tallon Stone Circle. Durham
Carl Wark and Higger Tor Hillfort. South Yorkshire
Castlerigg Stone Circle. Cumbria
Commondale Stone Circle. North Yorkshire
Fernworthy Stone Circle. Dartmoor. Devon
Froggatt Edge Stone Circle. Derbyshire
Gamelands Stone Circle. Cumbria
Gardom's Edge Carved Rock Rock Art. Derbyshire
Goatstones Stone Circle. Northumberland
Grey Horse Stone Standing Stone. North Yorkshire
Grey Wethers Stone Circle. Dartmoor. Devon
Grey Wethers South Stone Circle. Dartmoor. Devon
Grim's Mound Round Barrow. Lincolnshire
Hagworthingham Round Barrow. Lincolnshire
High Bridestones Standing Stones/Circles. North Yorkshire
Hordron Edge Circle Stone Circle. Derbyshire
Kes Tor Round Pound Settlement Site. Dartmoor. Devon
Long Meg & Her Daughters Stone Circle. Cumbria
Lordenshaw Carved Rocks and Hillfort. Northumberland
Mayburgh Henge Neolithic Henge. Cumbria
Merrivale Stone Rows. Dartmoor. Devon
Parkgate Stone Circle. Derbyshire
Smelting Hill Stone Circle. Derbyshire
St. Lythans Chambered Tomb. Glamorgam
Tinkinswood Chambered Tomb. Glamorgam
Twelve Apostles Stone Circle. Yorkshire
Wet Withens Stone Circle. Derbyshire
Yellowmead Multiple Cairn Circle. Dartmoor. Devon

180 Degree Partial Panoramas
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See also individual monument pages above.

Deadmen's Graves Long Barrows. Lincolnshire
Hole of Horcum Natural Feature and Earthworks. North Yorkshire
Honington Camp Iron Age Settlement. Lincolnshire
Ketley Crag Carved Rock. Northumberland
Pancake Rock Carved Rock. West Yorkshire
Swastika Stone Carved Rock. West Yorkshire

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Barbrook I Sunset Stone Circle. Derbyshire
Hordron Edge Clouds Stone Circle. Derbyshire
Hordron Edge Moonrise Stone Circle. Derbyshire
Hordron Edge Sunset Stone Circle. Derbyshire
Parkgate Clouds Stone Circle. Derbyshire

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