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Broome Temple

Stone Circle (Destroyed)


John Aubrey, in his Wiltshire collections, states that this is the site of a "Druidish Temple".

It would appear that most of the stones were removed from the site, but at least one, standing 10ft high, was recorded standing in situ during Victorian times. This stone, known as the Longstone, along with others from the area were broken up and used in the streets and footpaths of Cricklade.

In 1894, A.D. Passmore noted that the hole the Longstone stood in was still visible in Longstones Field between Coate Road and Broome Lane. A row of smaller stones was also recorded extending in a SW direction.
Chance Posted by Chance
27th February 2011ce

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