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Harestone Down Stone Circle

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Harestone Down Stone Circle (Stone Circle) by Chance Stone Circle and the presumed Cove on Harestone Down.

At the centre of the 10-metre (33-foot) diameter circle is a quasi-pyramidal standing stone.

1 is a broken sarsen; 2: a fallen triangular sarsen; 5: a fallen sarsen: 6: the stump of a missing sarsen whose bearing from the centre is the Hallowe'en sunset; 7: a splendid high megalith but fallen. Its direction from centre is the May-Festival sunset (62 degrees west of north).

3, 4, 8, 9 are positions suggested for missing stones.

The 'cove' may have faced either midwinter sunset or midsummer sunrise.

The bearing from the 'cove' of the centre stone of the circle is 50 degrees east of north.
The distance between 'cove' and centre stone is about 35 metres (38 yards).
Chance Image Credit: Terence Meaden - 1999 The Secrets of the Avebury stones
Posted by Chance
17th May 2008ce
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