MEGALITHS & STONE CIRCLES

1. ENGLAND

MOTTISTONE NEOLITHIC LONG STONE, ISLE OF WIGHT

This hilltop is believed to have been a place of burial. The stones are about 6000 years old, but are not in their original position. In later times – for example, the Saxon era – this was a meeting place, possibly a court (cf Witanagemot). The village name, Mottistone, derives from ‘Mooting Stone’.

THE NINE STONES – WINTERBOURNE ABBAS, DORSET

LONGRIGG STONE CIRCLE – CUMBRIA

LONG MEG & HER DAUGHTERS – STONE CIRCLE, CUMBRIA

These are photos from the early digital age, when 2 mb was a serious proposition. I don’t think my camera was that good.

ARBOR LOW STONE CIRCLE, DERBYSHIRE

TARR STEPS CLAPPER BRIDGE EXMOOR, SOMERSET – regularly washed away by floods and reassembled

WITHYPOOL HILL, EXMOOR, SOMERSET A largely dismantled low stone circle: apologies for image quality…

2. WALES

MEGLITHIC TOMB by the main A40 Crickhowell to Brecon road, Powys

3. IRELAND

I’ll get round to this one day…

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