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Route of the Sarsens.
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If we assume that the Sarsens for Stonehenge came from the general Marlborough area, the shortest routes invariably come up against the North facing scarp face of Salisbury Plain. A couple of km S of Marden in the Vale of Pewsey near a place called "Marden Cowbag" (Etymology ?) there are at least 2, maybe 4, ramps leading up the steep slopes. These are easily seen from the A342, the Devizes Road. The Eastern ramp doesn't show any cart tracks, the Western has obviously been used by tractors in the past but has a curious bank thrown up on its E. side Could these be the possible prehistoric routes, or, as I sadly suspect, somewhat more modern. More info please from anyone who knows the precise area.

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Posted by jimit
11th February 2008ce

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