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The Nine Stones of Winterbourne Abbas

Stone Circle


.. a Druidical circle called the Nine Stones, 28 ft. in diameter. It stands on a bare spot, which, in the belief of the country people, is likely to continue in the same condition, as there is a popular notion that trees will not grow within the circle.

The stones are of a cherty conglomerate, and 8 in number, and one only appears to be wanting.
p118 in 'Handbook for travellers in Wiltshire, Dorsetshire and Somersetshire' by John Murray (1859) - on Google Books.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
30th September 2007ce

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