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Devil's Quoits (Henge) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Devil's Quoits</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th January 2015ce

Eynsham Causewayed Enclosure — Miscellaneous

Details of causewayed enclosure on Pastscape

Site of a possible Neolithic causewayed enclosure. The cropmarks were plotted and interpreted by RCHME in 1996 as part of the Industry and Enclosure in the Neolithic Project. The site occupies a low rise about 0.5 km south of Eynsham. A stream runs to the east, and the Thames lies 1.5 km to the east. The enclosure comprises an arc of two concentric interrupted ditches, probably forming part of an oval enclosure. Less than 50% of the assumed circuit is visible. The two ditches are 22 metres apart, and are visible for lengths of 68 metres (outer) and 72 metres (inner). The maximum diameter of the inner circuit is circa 40 metres. A possible hengiform monument (SP 40 NW 354) is located between the two circuits.
Chance Posted by Chance
28th December 2014ce

Deadman's Burial (Henge) — Miscellaneous

Details of henge on Pastscape

The following feature was mapped from good quality air photographs:-
Possible Prehistoric or Roman enclosure, seen as cropmarks. Morphological description: a subcircular enclosure, diameter 8m,
defined by one ditch, with 1 entrance. Centred at:-SP 4261 0806. (Morph No. TG.587.81.2)
This description is based on data from the RCHME MORPH2 database. (1)
The enclosure described by the previous authority is probably a Bronze Age henge. The henge encloses a sub-oval area measuring 10m by 5m, centred at SP 4260 0806. It has opposed, but asymmetric, entrances aligned NW-SE. The henge is situated between the two circuits of a possible Neolithic causewayed enclosure (SP 40 NW 353) The entrances of the henge are on the same alignment as this enclosure perhaps suggesting the henge has been deliberately placed
in relation to the causewayed enclosure.
The henge was planned at 1:2500 scale using computer-aided transcription as part of the Eynsham Project which is part of the Industry and Enclosure in the Neolithic Project. (2) The henge is known as Deadman's Burial 2. (2a)
Chance Posted by Chance
28th December 2014ce

The Rollright Stones (Stone Circle) — Links

Prehistories


A striking comic strip of the legend.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd December 2014ce

Wayland's Smithy (Long Barrow) — Images

<b>Wayland's Smithy</b>Posted by tjj<b>Wayland's Smithy</b>Posted by tjj tjj Posted by tjj
12th December 2014ce

Blowing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Blowing Stone</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th October 2014ce

Pigtrough Bottom (top of) (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Pigtrough Bottom (top of)</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Pigtrough Bottom (top of)</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th October 2014ce

Hackpen Hill (Oxfordshire) (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Hackpen Hill (Oxfordshire)</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th October 2014ce
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