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Timber Circle

Woodhenge (Timber Circle) by Chance The Bronze plaque at the back of Woodhenge,
possibly installed by the Cunningham’s in the 1930's,
shows the signs of age. Another plaque below it reads..

"Woodhenge so called because it was originally a
wooden structure of a type similar to Stonehenge,
was probably set up during the bronze age possibly
for a religious purpose. The concrete posts mark
the position of the original timbers, the 6 concentric
rings are indicated in the different colours on the plan.
The rings are oval, with the long axis pointing to the
rising sun on Midsummer Day. The red concrete
posts (which do not form part of any of the rings)
and a burial near the centre are shewn in
black on the plan. A bank with the ditch on
the inner side surrounded the monument which
was entered by a causeway on the North East."
Chance Image Credit: Chance - November 2008
Posted by Chance
15th April 2009ce
NB: Unless otherwise stated, this image is protected under the copyright of the original poster and may not be re-used without permission.

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