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Winterbourne Bassett

Stone Circle

<b>Winterbourne Bassett</b>Posted by A R Cane
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<b>Winterbourne Bassett</b>Posted by A R Cane
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Winterbourne Bassett (Stone Circle) by A R Cane The crossroads stone looking west.
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Posted by A R Cane
9th April 2013ce
Edited 12th April 2013ce
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Comments (5)

Very dramatic against the grey sky, I like it. thelonious Posted by thelonious
10th April 2013ce
Thanks Mr Monk! A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
12th April 2013ce
Sorry to be a party pooper but this stone was erected by local farmhands at the end of the 20th century when they found it *buried* in the adjoining field (and thought it would be a jolly wheeze to stick it up on the corner). When it was found and erected it was quite a startling pink colour (indicating that it had never *ever* stood or formed part of a circle or anything else for that matter). It’s since acquired a nice grey patina but it is definitely *not* nor ever was part of the Winterbourne Bassett circle. Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
12th April 2013ce
Yes, I was aware of this as I used to live about 5 miles away from it, but nobody seems to know if even the stones in the nearby field were part of the circle described and drawn by Stukeley or not. It would be great to know what the real story is behind this circle once and for all.
A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
12th April 2013ce
The problem seems to be that the stones in the field below the 20th century re-erected stone do not represent the circle shown in Stukeley’s drawing here - (which shows Silbury in the distance) so may be a different circle. Silbury however *can* be seen from slightly higher up (along the lane to the farm) but not from the field where the present recumbents are found.

Just to emphasise, the single standing stone on the bank has only been there for about twenty years and almost certainly does *not* come from a stone circle complex in the area.
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
13th April 2013ce
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