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Stonehenge and its Environs

Sites in this group:

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Amesbury 11 Bell Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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5 sites
Amesbury Area Burials
6 posts
Amesbury Bowl Barrow Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Amesbury Down Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
19 posts
The Avenue Ancient Trackway
8 posts
Bluestonehenge Stone Circle
3 posts
Bulford Standing Stone / Menhir
18 posts
Bulford Longbarrow Long Barrow
3 posts
1 site
Coneybury Henge (site) Henge
1 post
Countess Farm Round Barrow(s)
20 posts
Cuckoo Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Cursus Longbarrow Long Barrow (Destroyed)
6 posts
Durrington Down Group Round Barrow(s)
38 posts
Durrington Walls Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Fargo Compound Group Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Fargo Plantation Henge Henge (Destroyed)
4 posts
Gate Ditch Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
12 posts
Knighton Longbarrow Long Barrow
1 post
Lake Down Group Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
14 posts
3 sites
Lake Group Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Larkhill Camp Long barrow Long Barrow
1 post
1 site
Lesser Cursus Cursus
1 post
New Henge (To be named) Henge
19 posts
New King Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
22 posts
4 sites
Normanton Down Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
The North Kite Enclosure Enclosure
15 posts
Old King Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
5 posts
Robin Hood's Ball Causewayed Enclosure
461 posts
4 sites
Stonehenge Stone Circle
55 posts
The Stonehenge Cursus Cursus
36 posts
1 site
Stonehenge Cursus Group Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
2 posts
3 sites
Stonehenge Down
12 posts
Stonehenge Palisade Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Strangeways Group Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Sun Barrow Round Barrow(s)
28 posts
Vespasian's Camp and Blick Mead Hillfort
1 post
Wilsford Group Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
2 posts
Winterbourne Stoke East Group Round Barrow(s)
26 posts
2 sites
Winterbourne Stoke Group Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Winterbourne Stoke West Group Round Barrow(s)
47 posts
Woodhenge Timber Circle

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Salisbury by-pass considered as an alternative to tunnel


http://www.bbc.co... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
1st December 2016ce

Booze banned from summer solstice celebrations


http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/14411283... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
7th April 2016ce

Superhenge at Durrington Walls?

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/britains-superhenge-massive-4500-year-old-stone-monoliths-may-be-largest-prehistoric-monument-1518829
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
22nd November 2015ce

Roll up... get your restored Stonehenge here...

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Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
10th July 2015ce

From 'druidical erection' to Spinal Tap: a history of Stonehenge as tourist site


It has been a place of pilgrimage for many centuries and a tourist attraction probably since Roman times... continues...
moss Posted by moss
30th April 2015ce

Stonehenge parking expansion planned after transport issues


A planning application to provide more parking spaces and resurface the overflow car park at Stonehenge is to go before the local authority.

English Heritage said the work would create about 25 additional coach parking spaces and ensure high volumes of visitors can park in wet weather... continues...
moss Posted by moss
8th January 2015ce

Stonehenge dig finds 6,000-year-old encampment


"Archaeologists working on a site near Stonehenge say they have found an untouched 6,000-year-old encampment which "could rewrite British history".

David Jacques, from the University of Buckingham, made the discovery at Blick Mead in October, and said the carbon dating results had just been confirmed... continues...
1speed Posted by 1speed
19th December 2014ce

Stonehenge World Heritage Site at risk from A303 tunnel plans


An excellent analysis by Kate Fielden(CPRE) in the Ecologist on that fraught subject of the tunnel by Stonehenge.

The government's plans to tunnel the A303 under the Stonehenge World Heritage Site has one grievous flaw, writes Kate Fielden... continues...
moss Posted by moss
15th December 2014ce
Edited 15th December 2014ce

Stonehenge's most intricate archaeological finds were 'probably made by children'


Some of the most high status pieces of prehistoric ‘bling’, prized by Stonehenge’s Bronze Age social elite, are likely to have been made by children, according to new research... continues...
moss Posted by moss
18th September 2014ce

What Lies Beneath Stonehenge?


The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, is a four-year collaboration between a British team and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Austria that has produced the first detailed underground survey of the area surrounding Stonehenge, totaling more than four square miles... continues...
Acheron Posted by Acheron
30th August 2014ce
Edited 30th August 2014ce

Stonehenge builders' 'bright and airy' homes re-created


Another housing development!

Five Neolithic houses have been recreated at Stonehenge to reveal how the ancient monument's builders would have lived 4,500 years ago.

The single-room, 5m (16ft) wide homes made of chalk and straw daub and wheat-thatching, are based on archaeological remains at nearby Durrington Walls... continues...
moss Posted by moss
2nd June 2014ce

Stonehenge Neolithic Houses Latest

The Stonehenge Neolithic Houses - Latest pictures and background links

An English Heritage experimental archaeology project to build houses from 2500 BC at Stonehenge.

Follow their blog on twitter for updates! - https://twitter.com/NeolithicHouses

and get the whole story on wordpress - http://neolithichouses.wordpress.com/
Chance Posted by Chance
8th April 2014ce

Neolithic homes at Stonehenge


Not sure if anyone has mentioned these, fancy having to go to Malta for the news.....

team of volunteers are recreating a piece of Neolithic history at Stonehenge in the UK.
They are building five houses to give an authentic glimpse of life at the time the World Heritage Site was constructed... continues...
moss Posted by moss
22nd March 2014ce

Before Stonehenge - Did this man lord it over Wiltshire's sacred landscape?


What they have discovered sheds remarkable new light on the people who, some 5500 years ago, were building the great ritual monuments of what would become the sacred landscape of Stonehenge... continues...
moss Posted by moss
22nd December 2013ce

New Devizes galleries celebrate Stonehenge’s gold rush

HUNDREDS of treasures from the golden age of Stonehenge went on permanent display this week for the first time.

Worth a visit I think.

More here:
http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/towns/chippenhamheadlines/10741875.New_Devizes_galleries_celebrate_Stonehenge___s_gold_rush/
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
16th October 2013ce

Toad's leg found at Blick Mead dig


The Irish Independent reports that -

“A dig at the Blick Mead site, just a mile from Stonehenge, near Amesbury, Wiltshire, led to the discovery of a charred toad's leg alongside small fish vertebrate bones of trout or salmon as well as burnt aurochs' bones (the predecessor of cows)... continues...
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
15th October 2013ce

New Stonehenge visitor centre to open on December 18


English Heritage announced today that the first phase of the long-awaited improvements to the setting and visitor experience of Stonehenge will be launched to the public on Wednesday, December 18.

Visitors will be welcomed at a new visitor building, located 2.1km (1.5 miles) to the west of Stonehenge... continues...
moss Posted by moss
30th September 2013ce
Edited 30th September 2013ce

Ancient pathway uncovered during works at Stonehenge

An ancient ceremonial pathway linking Stonehenge and the nearby River Avon has been unearthed during work to close the road alongside the monument.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24077080
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
13th September 2013ce

Stonehenge bone display endorsed by English Heritage governors

A proposal to display human remains at Stonehenge has been endorsed by English Heritage governors, despite a druid's legal challenge.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24055516
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
12th September 2013ce

New Stonehenge tourist attraction planned in Wiltshire

Plans have been unveiled for another Stonehenge stone circle to be built in Wiltshire using different-coloured stones from around the world.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-23094202
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
28th June 2013ce

Stonehenge road closes permanently

Work to permanently close a main road running alongside Stonehenge has started.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-23026522
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
24th June 2013ce

Ancient skeletons have been found on a Mansell house-building site near Stonehenge in Wiltshire.

"Six Saxon skeletons dating back more than 1,000 years and round barrows dating back to the Bronze Age 4,000 years ago have been discovered on a brownfield development site in Amesbury"

http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/skeletons-found-on-mansell-site
Hob Posted by Hob
20th May 2013ce
Edited 20th May 2013ce

Druid calls for fake human remains to be displayed at Stonehenge

A druid leader is calling for fake, rather than real, human remains to be put on display at Stonehenge.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-22438232
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
8th May 2013ce

Stonehenge visitor centre and road closure project starts


A £27m project at Stonehenge to build a new visitor centre and close the road alongside the monument has begun.

The centre will replace existing buildings. After the closure of the A344, a shuttle service taking visitors to and from the stones will start... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
11th July 2012ce
Edited 12th July 2012ce

Stonehenge was built to unify Britain, researchers conclude.


Building Stonehenge was a way to unify the people of Stone Age Britain, researchers have concluded.

Teams working on the Stonehenge Riverside Project believe the circle was built after a long period of conflict between east and west Britain... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
23rd June 2012ce

Airman's Cross to move ahead of Stonehenge project


Not mind-blowing news but a start on altering the landscape of Stonehenge.....

By Hannah White.

A memorial at Airman’s Corner is set to be moved into storage on Monday so that the Stonehenge improvement project can begin... continues...
moss Posted by moss
21st June 2012ce
Edited 21st June 2012ce

New Exhibition in London 9 MAY - 24 JUNE

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/wellington-arch/exhibitions-at-the-arch/current-exhibition/
nix Posted by nix
14th May 2012ce

Amesbury Museum set to open this weekend


Writing in The Salisbury Journal yesterday Morwenna Blake reports that -

"A NEW museum in Amesbury will be opening its doors this weekend with an exhibition about the town during the Mesolithic era... continues...
The Heritage Trust Posted by The Heritage Trust
4th April 2012ce
Edited 4th April 2012ce

Wiltshire Heritage Museum awarded £370,000 for new Prehistoric Galleries


“The Wiltshire Heritage Museum has been awarded £370,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support plans to create a new gallery focusing on their outstanding Bronze Age archaeological collections. This will tell the story of the people who built and used the world renowned monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury... continues...
The Heritage Trust Posted by The Heritage Trust
29th March 2012ce

Stonehenge tunnel idea resurrected


Stonehenge tunnel idea resurrected
7:10am Tuesday 17th January 2012 By Annie Riddle

The idea of building a tunnel under Stonehenge has been resurrected by a consortium of council leaders from across the South West... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
20th January 2012ce

Stonehenge: Closure of A344 near monument to go ahead.


Plans to close a main road running past Stonehenge are to go ahead.

English Heritage wants to stop traffic from travelling close to the stones and "restore the dignity" of the World Heritage Site by closing the A344... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
30th December 2011ce

Druid opposed to lighting Stonehenge at night

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-15998526
ginger tt Posted by ginger tt
2nd December 2011ce

Mike PItts reviewing the Heelstone - Pit news


Let's have a dispassionate look at the latest Stonehenge news. The Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project (University of Birmingham and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection) continues its geophysical survey... continues...
juamei Posted by juamei
29th November 2011ce

Stonehenge byways to remain open


From the Salisbury Journal

A Planning inspector has ruled that byways surrounding Stonehenge will remain open... continues...
baza Posted by baza
27th November 2011ce
Edited 27th November 2011ce

Secret history of Stonehenge revealed


Another piece of the jigsaw being slotted into the prehistory of Stonehenge. David Keys in The Independent writes........... continues...
moss Posted by moss
26th November 2011ce
Edited 26th November 2011ce

Stonehenge A344 road closure approved


Plans to close a main road running past Stonehenge have been backed by the government following a public inquiry.

English Heritage wanted to stop traffic from travelling close to the stones and "restore the dignity" of the World Heritage Site by closing the A344... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
1st November 2011ce

Stonehenge Visitor Centre Roads Inquiry delayed another 3 months

http://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/news-stonehenge-evidently-cursed-r/
nigelswift Posted by nigelswift
29th June 2011ce
Edited 29th June 2011ce

Four Festival of British Archaeology Events


Discover the Stonehenge Landscape

Tue 19 July 11.00–16.00

Discover the Stonehenge landscape with Neolithic expert and National Trust archaeologist Dr. Nick Snashall.

Join Nick on this day out to explore the Stonehenge landscape and find out about the latest exciting discoveries... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
23rd May 2011ce

Six Stonehenge Photography Walks


Mon 18 to Wed 20 July 09.00–12.00 & 18.00–21.00

Six guided walks from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge with a focus on photographing the archaeology we encounter.

These guided walks will explore the landscape around Stonehenge while taking photographs of the monuments en route... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
23rd May 2011ce

Magic circles: Walking from Avebury to Stonehenge


Lovely article in the Guardian today by Hugh Thomson about 'The Great Stones Way' walk

A new walking path links Britain's two greatest prehistoric sites, Avebury and Stonehenge, and is as epic as the Inca Trail... continues...
moss Posted by moss
14th May 2011ce
Edited 14th May 2011ce

Stonehenge and Avebury revised research framework


"This project will provide a united historic environment research agenda and strategy for the Avebury and Stonehenge World Heritage Site. The two parts of the World Heritage Site currently have separate research frameworks that were created at different times and in different formats... continues...
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
18th February 2011ce

'Woodhenge' just a farmer's fence?


Not to be confused with the Woodhenge discovered in 1925 (see http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/woodhenge/ ) this Woodhenge was only discovered in July of this year. It "...was hailed as one of the most important archaeological finds for decades... continues...
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
12th December 2010ce
Edited 12th December 2010ce

The Great Stones Way - opens March 2011

This is good news for people who like to walk in ancient landscapes. Its own website is under construction, meanwhile ...

http://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/site/the-great-stones-way
tjj Posted by tjj
8th December 2010ce

Book early for evening walks to Stonehenge

http://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/evening-walks-to-stonehenge-and-a-big-question/
nigelswift Posted by nigelswift
6th December 2010ce
Edited 6th December 2010ce

English Heritage photo rights trawl getting wider publicity


I know this has been covered before and affects wider than Stonehenge but it's interesting to see that EH's approach to photo rights is getting wider exposure (pun intended).

continues...
mascot Posted by mascot
21st October 2010ce

Upcoming walks


3 walks you may be interested in:

Walks in the Stonehenge Landscape

Dates: 9 October 2010, 30 October 2010 and 13 November 2010

Price: Adult £3
Stonehenge Landscape

On an afternoon stroll up on the downs, find out about ancient peoples, hidden histories, wildlife and the changing landscape... continues...
goffik Posted by goffik
7th October 2010ce

Stonehenge Visitors Centre to go ahead – but not till AFTER the Olympics?!!


"According to the Salisbury Journal the project might go ahead – but not till 2013... continues...
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
6th September 2010ce

New website being looked at.


http://www.thetourismcompany.com/project... continues...
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
10th August 2010ce
Edited 11th August 2010ce

ANOTHER henge found half a mile from Stonehenge!

http://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/another-henge-found-half-a-mile-from-stonehenge/
nigelswift Posted by nigelswift
22nd July 2010ce
Edited 22nd July 2010ce

Archaeologists virtually excavate Stonehenge


Archaeologists are carrying out a virtual excavation of Stonehenge to discover what the area looked like when the monument was built.

The multi-million pound Euro study will map the terrain and its buried archaeological remains with pinpoint accuracy, organisers claim... continues...
moss Posted by moss
20th July 2010ce

The Stonehenge Landscape: a Journey of Discovery

Thu 29 July 11.00-15.30
Start point TBC; directions will be sent on booking

Join a Neolithic expert and archaeologist on this walk of around 8 miles through the Stonehenge landscape. Booking essential.

National Trust - 01980 664780
stonehenge@nationaltrust.org.uk
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stonehengelandscape
Chance Posted by Chance
6th July 2010ce

English Heritage Meeting Decision on Future of Stonehenge


STATEMENT - THE FUTURE OF THE STONEHENGE ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
At their meeting on 29th and 30th June, English Heritage Commissioners discussed the future
of the Stonehenge Environmental Improvement Project following the Government's decision
on 17 June to withdraw Government funding
Commissioners decided t... continues...
moss Posted by moss
30th June 2010ce

Camping by Stonehenge for Summer Solstice


The Stonehenge Campsite still has a limited number of pitches available for this years Summer Solstice celebration but those who wish to book have been advised to do so before the end of the month... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
17th April 2010ce

Prohibition of Driving at Stonehenge World Heritage Site


The consultation on the proposed Prohibition of Driving at Stonehenge World Heritage Site is currently available, but will close on 15th february 2010.

http://www.wiltshire.gov... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
12th February 2010ce

English Heritage welcomes Stonehenge Vistor Centre decision

"English Heritage has welcomed yesterday's decision by Wiltshire Council's planning committee to approve plans for a new visitor centre for Stonehenge."

More here -

http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/4864607.English_Heritage_welcomes_Stonehenge_Vistor_Centre_decision/
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
22nd January 2010ce
Edited 22nd January 2010ce

WANHS formal response to Stonehenge Visitor Centre


The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society has written to Judy Howles the Area Development Officer at Wiltshire Council in Salisbury with the following comments:
*****
(25 November 2009)
Stonehenge Visitor Centre Planning Application: S/2009/1527/FULL

We write to comment on the Application... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
7th December 2009ce
Edited 7th December 2009ce

Funding shortfall threatens visitor centre?


The Grauniad have a continues...
UncleRob Posted by UncleRob
23rd July 2009ce

Pagan police get solstice leave

Ever wondered why you can never find one when you need one?

Pagan police officers in some areas are being allowed to take as many as eight days leave a year for events such as the summer solstice and Halloween.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8154812.stm
Chance Posted by Chance
19th July 2009ce

Time Team Special - The Secrets Of Stonehenge Monday 1st June at 9pm

Most people will probably have seen the advert but I thought I'd post this as I'd be gutted if I hadn't heard and missed it.

It's on this Monday night on channel 4 and incorporates all the findings and new theories from the last 6 years of digs by the Stonehenge Riverside Project run by Mike Parker Pearson, Julian Thomas and Colin Richards.

http://www.timeteam.k1z.com/
Posted by Gwass
28th May 2009ce
Edited 29th May 2009ce

Stonehenge Centre Gets Go-ahead


From an article published on the BBC News web site on 13th May 2009:
A £25m plan to revitalise the world-renowned Stonehenge in Wiltshire, including diverting a nearby road, has been announced by the government... continues...
Kammer Posted by Kammer
13th May 2009ce

Stonehenge visitor centre in balance


From the Telegraph:

"Plans to build a £20 million pound visitor centre at Stonehenge in time for the 2012 Olympics are under threat because of a major row between Britain's two leading heritage organisations... continues...
baza Posted by baza
22nd December 2008ce
Edited 22nd December 2008ce

The 5,000-year-old, 20ft-high fence which hid Stonehenge from its nosy Stone Age neighbours


Tourists who complain about the fence put up around Stonehenge in the Seventies should spare a thought for their Neolithic ancestors... they couldn't even see the site because of a huge wooden barrier... continues...
moss Posted by moss
1st September 2008ce
Edited 1st September 2008ce

Public Consultation on the future of Stonehenge


There is a public consultation which all can participate in.

Please go to http://www.stonehengeconsultation.org and read through the documents containing the proposals, and use the feedback form to give your opinion... continues...
invisibleplanet Posted by invisibleplanet
12th August 2008ce

King Arthur continues Stonehenge protest


From Thisiswiltshire

A SENIOR druid is gaining worldwide attention as his protest at Stonehenge continues into its second month... continues...
baza Posted by baza
11th August 2008ce

Excavations reveal Stone Age life.


Excavations at the ancient monument Stonehenge reveal it was used as a cemetery at the time it was created just after 3000 BC.

Many archaeologists had previously thought people had been buried at the site between 2700 and 2600 BC.

This was before the larger stones were put in place... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
30th May 2008ce

New visitor centre at Larkhill?


From The Architects' Journal:

English Heritage (EH) has confirmed it is looking at resuscitating previous visitor-centre proposals following the recent demise of Denton Corker Marshall's (DCM) £67 million scheme... continues...
baza Posted by baza
29th January 2008ce

Achievable Stonehenge


The label "national disgrace" has for too long been attached to our national icon. But now the failure to deal with it after so many years is creating the appearance of a national humiliation.

The most recent scheme (the Stonehenge Project) was cancelled by the government in December 2007... continues...
moss Posted by moss
22nd December 2007ce

Stonehenge tunnel plans scrapped


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/7130666... continues...
moss Posted by moss
6th December 2007ce

Stonehenge tunnel to be scrapped.


Winterbourne Stoke's bypass is also threatened
Plans for a tunnel taking traffic away from Stonehenge are likely to be scrapped within days.
The BBC has learned the government believes the tunnel's cost of £510m is too expensive... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
21st November 2007ce

Stonehenge's Huge Support Settlement


Archaeologists working near Stonehenge have uncovered what they believe is the largest Neolithic settlement ever discovered in Northern Europe.

Remains of an estimated 300 houses are thought to survive under earthworks 3km (2 miles) from the famous stone rings, and 10 have been excavated so far... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
5th November 2007ce
Edited 5th November 2007ce

Stonehenge Riverside Projects Starts Today


"The Stonehenge Riverside Project, which begins on Sunday, aims to understand the purposes of Stonehenge between 2000 and 3000BC... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th August 2007ce
Edited 21st August 2007ce

People urged to vote Stonehenge


English Heritage is urging as many people as possible to vote for Stonehenge to ensure it becomes one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

"Stonehenge represents something particularly special in our nation's history, " said Mr Carson... continues...
Pilgrim Posted by Pilgrim
17th June 2007ce
Edited 17th June 2007ce

Stonehenge Update from Rescue News - Summer 2007


English Heritage's Appeal against refusal of planning permission for its new Stonehenge visitor centre has been allowed and planning permission granted by the Secretary of State, subject to 58 conditions and a Section 106 Agreement between Salisbury District Council and the applicant... continues...
moss Posted by moss
15th June 2007ce

Stonehenge; Heritage Action Alert


Plans for vast irreversible changes to the surroundings of our national icon "in time for the Olympics" are fully in place. Most heritage and archaeological bodies, with the extraordinary exception of English Heritage, are totally opposed to them. Yet final government confirmation may be imminent........ continues...
moss Posted by moss
6th May 2007ce

Stonehenge visitor centre plans conditionally approved

"English Heritage today welcomed the Government's decision to grant planning permission for new visitor facilities at Stonehenge."

Full story:
Wiltshire Times
English Heritage
baza Posted by baza
29th March 2007ce
Edited 7th April 2007ce

Stonehenge builders' houses found


Archaeologists say they have found a huge ancient settlement used by the people who built Stonehenge.
Excavations at Durrington Walls, near the legendary Salisbury Plain monument, uncovered remains of ancient houses.


People seem to have occupied the sites seasonally, using them for ritual feasting and funeral ceremonies... continues...
goffik Posted by goffik
30th January 2007ce

The Stonehenge Riverside Project


Saturday 9th December 2006

A lecture re-assessing the local and regional associations of Stonehenge, by Prof. Mike Parker Pearson, Professor of Archaeology at Sheffield University.

This is a fundraising lecture in aid of the Wiltshire Heritage Museum... continues...
moss Posted by moss
5th October 2006ce
Edited 5th October 2006ce

New glacier theory on Stonehenge

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/5072664.stm
sam Posted by sam
13th June 2006ce

Hopes rise for "an end to Stonehenge neglect"


Hopes rise for "an end to Stonehenge neglect"

Campaigners for early improvements to the surroundings of Stonehenge have expressed delight that a number of high profile organisations have now called for the same thing... continues...
Posted by BrigantesNation
4th April 2006ce
Edited 4th April 2006ce

New Plans for Stonehenge Bypass


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/4639116.stm

New plans for Stonehenge bypass
A government transport minister has been outlining possible options for the A303 road around historic Stonehenge... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
23rd January 2006ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

RSPB warn against tunnel alternatives


http://www.rspb.org.uk/action/stonehenge.asp

The RSPB says that the two proposed overground routes would destroy nesting and roosting sites of the stone curlew, which only has two UK strongholds... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd January 2006ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Ancient roadway unearthed


from www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk 15 October 2005

A team of archaeologists from Sheffield University have revealed significant new insights into the role of Stonehenge after discovering a prehistoric ceremonial road. The team, also from four other universities, discovered the avenue... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
17th October 2005ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Responses to rejection of visitor centre plans


From the article in 'This Is Wiltshire'
http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/wiltshire/salisbury/news/SALIS_NEWS4... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
3rd August 2005ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Stonehenge Centre Plans Refused


"Plans for a £67m visitor centre at Stonehenge have been turned down over worries about the environment.
Salisbury District Council said the decision to refuse the plan was exacerbated by government plans to review upgrades to the nearby A303."

Full BBC story at:
continues...
baza Posted by baza
27th July 2005ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

CBA Response to Scrapping of Plans


The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) has responded to news that the proposed tunnelling of a main road past Stonehenge is to be reviewed after its estimated cost doubled. The CBA hopes the Government will reconsider the whole scheme.

"We were strongly opposed to the planned tunnel," said Mike Heyworth, Director of the CBA... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
22nd July 2005ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Reactions to Stalled Tunnel Plans


The "national disgrace" of Stonehenge is back where it started. After decades of argument and millions spent, the government yesterday went back to the drawing board on the traffic-choked roads which strangle the world heritage site.
Supporters and opponents of the tunnel were equally stunned... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st July 2005ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Scheme Review Announced As Costs Soar


Roads Minister Dr Stephen Ladyman today announced that a detailed review of the options to ease congestion on the A303 and improve the setting around Stonehenge is to be carried out... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
20th July 2005ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Campaigners Criticise Progress of Project


The controversial tunnel under Stonehenge was dubbed "the new Bath Spa" by campaigners yesterday after the cost of the project soared to £223million... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
25th June 2005ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Latest planning revisions online


Revisions to the Stonehenge planning application and environmental statement are now available for viewing and comment. Online at Salisbury District Council's website:
http://www.salisbury.gov... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st June 2005ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

'Save Stonehenge' group threaten global outrage


THE government will face "international outrage" if the green light is given for the dual carriageway to be constructed near Stonehenge, according to a survey by the Save Stonehenge group. The group claims that a new survey shows people from all parts of the world are opposed to the Stonehenge road scheme... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
11th November 2004ce
Edited 12th February 2006ce

Public Consultation Nears End


Salisbury district council is urging people to comment on the Stonehenge visitor centre planning application before the public consultation comes to an end next Wednesday.

Already, more than 250 people have written to the council with their views on English Heritage's plans... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
25th October 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Stonehenge centre plans unveiled


Plans for a £67.5m visitors' centre, which will help rejuvenate facilities at Stonehenge, have been unveiled.

The proposals, submitted by English Heritage, are for a single-storey building two miles from the stones... continues...
doktoratomik Posted by doktoratomik
15th September 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Stonehenge Tunnel


"SALISBURY, England (Reuters) -- Whoever built Stonehenge, the 5,000-year-old circle of megaliths that towers over green fields in southern England and lures a million visitors a year, couldn't have planned for the automobile... continues...
Ike Posted by Ike
18th August 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Badgers Cause Chaos At Stonehenge


From BBC's Newsround page:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/animals/default.stm

Badgers are getting into a heap of trouble near the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge... continues...
stubob Posted by stubob
11th August 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

This year's solstice arrangements

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/default.asp?wci=mainframe&URL1=default.asp%3FWCI%3DNodeContent%26WCE%3D3824

No duvets, nightlights, bicycles or wheelbarrows please.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th June 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

The stone diaries


Article from Neal Ascherson in The Observer, Sunday 13 June 2004, considering the dilemmas Stonehenge presents to developers... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
14th June 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Stonehenge Road Enquiry Hearing Over


The wrangling over the future of the roads near Stonehenge came to an end on Tuesday, after almost three months of hearings. Since the inquiry began on February 17, Inspector Michael Ellison has heard arguments supporting the construction of a 2... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
12th May 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Stonehenge replica being built in... New Zealand


http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,63227,00... continues...
juamei Posted by juamei
5th May 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

The National Trust - Summary of evidence on Stonehenge road inquiry


5th March 2004

The National Trust today finished presenting its evidence to the Stonehenge Roads Improvement Scheme Inquiry.

The Trust has objected to the proposed 2.1km road tunnel scheme on landscape, archaeological and ecological grounds... continues...
pure joy Posted by pure joy
18th March 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Amesbury Archer revisited - by the Swiss


"King" of Stonehenge may have been Swiss - Swissinfo - February 11, 2003 8:08 PM

Stonehenge, the 4,000-year-old mysterious ring of ancient stones, which is one of Britain's most famous landmarks, may have a Swiss connection... continues...
Posted by BrigantesNation
1st March 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Green Party Objects to Proposed Road


Road plan would make Stonehenge site "a monument to the car"

From the Green Party's website
The proposed road cutting would dominate the World Heritage Site, say Salisbury Greens... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
11th February 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Monumental Battle


by Richard Sadler of The Guardian
Wednesday February 4, 2004


A public inquiry into plans for a dual carriageway under Stonehenge will stoke the fierce debate on how best to protect a site on a par with the Taj Mahal and the pyramids... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
4th February 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Opposition to Land Train Stepping up


Full details at 'this is amesbury'
http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/wiltshire/amesbury/news/AMES_NEWS3... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
29th January 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Residents Object to Land Train Route


from the Salisbury Journal and Avon Advertiser, 5th Jan 04
Full article (thisiswiltshire.co... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th January 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Badgers Blamed for Trashing Ancient Sites


From 'The Grauniad', January 2004

The secrets of how the ancient ancestors of modern Britons lived and died could be lost forever because the evidence is being destroyed by badgers... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
4th January 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Axe Head Found


The landscape around Stonehenge and Avebury has yielded more of its secrets during a new investigation. Archaeologists have spent the last three weeks walking 90 hectares (222 acres) of private land around the monuments to look for prehistoric flint... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
20th September 2003ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Public Inquiry Will Decide Fate of Controversial Stonehenge Plans


A public inquiry will decide the fate of controversial road plans for Stonehenge, it was confirmed this week.

An inquiry had been on the cards since the £193m scheme for ridding the world heritage site of traffic and returning the stones to an ancient setting was first announced... continues...
baza Posted by baza
18th September 2003ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Deadline looms for Stonehenge consultation


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/3081532.stm

Thursday is the deadline for people to express their views over a proposed £193m road development around Stonehenge... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
5th September 2003ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Deadline for draft Stonehenge plan

From BBCi, 4 September 2003
Next Thursday is the deadline for people to express their views over a proposed £193m road development around Stonehenge. It is hoped that the re-routing of the A303 road, and a £57m visitor centre, will rescue the World Heritage site from its label as "a national disgrace".
Read whole story here....
Jane Posted by Jane
4th September 2003ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Protesters Rally as Deadline for Stonehenge Objections Looms

As the deadline for raising objections to the Government's road development plans for the Stonehenge World Heritage Site approaches, experts have been airing their opinions on the controversial scheme.

Read more here.... http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh/ART17921.html
Jane Posted by Jane
28th August 2003ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Six more bodies found near 'King of Stonehenge' site


from Ananova.com

Archaeologists have discovered six more bodies near the grave of the so-called King of Stonehenge.

The remains of four adults and two children were found at a site in Amesbury, Wiltshire... continues...
Holy McGrail Posted by Holy McGrail
21st May 2003ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Amesbury Archer was Swiss?!


Stonehenge 'King' Came from Central Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - The construction of one of Britain's most famous ancient landmarks, the towering megaliths at Stonehenge in southern England, might have been supervised by the Swiss, or maybe even the Germans... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
10th February 2003ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Stonehenge Tunnel Wins Instant Welcome From Archaeologists


http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=5513829

Proposals to divert through a tunnel the busy road currently running alongside Stonehenge were today welcomed by archaeologists... continues...
Posted by phil
15th December 2002ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Stonehenge road tunnel scheme condemned as 'not good enough' by environmentalists


Daily Telegraph 12.12.02 says that "the Council for British Archaeology, the International Council for Monuments and Sites UK, the National Trust, the Stonehenge Alliance and Save Stonehenge will all be expected to call for a longer tunnel at a public inquiry into the scheme next year."


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Posted by moondog
12th December 2002ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Darling Approves £183m Tunnel to Protect Stonehenge

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=5513497

A £5.5 billion package of transport improvements for England, including a £183 million road tunnel to protect Stonehenge. was announced today by the Government.
stubob Posted by stubob
10th December 2002ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Unearthed, the prince of Stonehenge


A prehistoric prince with gold ear-rings has been found near Stonehenge a few yards away from the richest early Bronze Age burial in Britain.

Earlier this year, archaeologists found an aristocratic warrior, also with gold ear-rings, on Salisbury Plain and speculated that he may have been an ancient king of Stonehenge... continues...
Posted by phil
27th August 2002ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Grant to Stonehenge unlikely to be panacea


The Guardian

Maev Kennedy, arts and heritage correspondent
Saturday July 27, 2002

A grant for a new visitor centre at Stonehenge, agreed in principle yesterday by the heritage lottery fund, may mark the end of decades of wrangling between heritage and highway authorities over what to do about one of the most famous ... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
31st July 2002ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Skeleton may be Stonehenge king


This was in the 'Metro' this morning

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/news/top_story... continues...
Posted by Killer
16th May 2002ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Aubrey Bailey, 'Mr Stonehenge' dies


Daily Telegraph Obituaries
(Filed: 22/12/2001)



AUBREY BAILEY, who has died aged 89, was perhaps best known for the work he directed at Stonehenge between 1958 and 1964

The work involved re-erecting, in their original position, stones that had fallen or become dislodged within recorded history - the ear... continues...
Posted by phil
23rd December 2001ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Visitor centre press release ...


English Heritage News Release
6/8/2001

WORLD CLASS TEAM TO SUPPORT DESIGN OF NEW STONEHENGE CENTRE

The next exciting phase in the creation of the new Visitor Facilities at
Stonehenge, located outside the World Heritage Site at
Countess East, Amesbury, was announced by English Heritage on Friday 3
Au... continues...
Posted by RiotGibbon
9th August 2001ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

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I guess everyone has to make the 'pilgrimage' to the 'henge at least once in their life if only to decide for themselves whether the stones are worth the hype or been commercialised beyond reason.

Well I guess their is an element to both arguements. Obviously it's a well impressive site and something to be proud of but it is a pity the place has suffered so much abuse. The A303 being so close is bad enough, but the tacky gift shop and entry fee plus the headset issue to hear some cheesy misinformed commentary is taking it too far. I think the place can speak for itself. Oh and the (in)security guards patrolling the grounds is pathetic.

A top site ruined by the bad vibes of gross commercialisation.
Posted by xyz
24th October 2001ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Stonehenge is totally cool except for the traffic noise from the big road. Dont be put off by all the touristy stuff, it's so famous eveyone wants to go there so of course it has lots of tourist facilities, its just a pity theyre so ugly. But i did like the pink frisbies and bought three.

i was surprised by the colours in the stones, they arent just grey like in photos and also by the tongues on the stones for joining them all together. it spun me out that it was so architectural, not like Avebury where the stones are all rough and unworked.

actually i also really liked woodhenge even though its just concrete posts because it is so quiet after stonehenge. its really complex. you can walk all through it and use your imagination
Posted by zebcat
9th July 2000ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

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Nice to see that newspapers have always been a reliable source of information.
Whereas one of the Burroughs near the famous Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, was lately levelled, and very deep within the said Burrough or Burying Place was found an entire Humane Skelleton of an unusual Size, the Length thereof measuring full Nine Foot Four Inches. Theseare therefore to Advertize any curious Person or Persons, who may be inclined to purchase the said Rarity, that it will very soon be brought to Town and lodg'd at the Duke of Marlborough's Head in Fleetstreet, and shall remain there some time before it is exposed to publick View.
From the 'Post Man and the Historical Account' of August 29th, 1719.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th February 2009ce

Another explanation for the "Heel stone" name is that it comes from "Helios", as in Sun ... as it marks the rising of the midsummer sun, it sort of makes sense, but you'll never know ... Posted by RiotGibbon
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The following account of Stonehenge and it's many Barrows comes from 1740:

I COME in the last place to speak of the barrows, observable in great numbers, round Stonehenge. We may very readily count fifty at a time, in sight, from the place; easily distinguishable: but especially in the evening, when the sloping rays of the sun shine on the ground beyond them. These barrows are the artificial ornaments of this vast and open plain. And it is no small entertainment for a curious person, to remark their beauties, their variety in form and magnitude, their situation. They are generally of a very elegant campaniform shape, and done with great nicety. There is likewise a great variety in their shape, and turn, and in their diameters, in their manner of composition. In general, they are always upon elevated ground, and in sight of the temple of Stonehenge. For they all regard it. This shews, they are but superficial inspectors of things, that fancy from hence, great battels on the plain; and that these are the tumultuary burials of the slain. Quite otherwise; they are assuredly, the single sepulchres of kings, and great personages, buried during a considerable space of time, and that in peace. There are many groups of them together, and as family burial places; the variety in them, seems to indicate some note of difference in the persons there interr'd, well known in those ages. Probably the priests and laity were someway distinguish'd; as well as different orders and stations in them. Most of the barrows have little ditches around, extremely well defin'd. In many is a circular ditch 60 cubits in diameter, with a very small tumulus in the center. 60 or even too cubits is a very common diameter in the large barrows. Often, they are set in rows, and equidistant, so as to produce a regular and pretty appearance, and with some particular regard to the parts of the temple, the avenues, or the cursus.
From: Stonehenge, A Temple Restor'd to the British Druids, by William Stukeley
Chance Posted by Chance
31st May 2010ce

Ridley Scott To Direct Stonehenge Film

Before everyone gets very excited indeed. This is a supernatural thriller set in the modern day about ancient sites being destroyed of which stonehenge is the key.

It should still be good with hopefully some juicy flashbacks to rituals of the neolithic and bronze age.

Begs the question though, why has no one made a really well done film about the neolithic/bronze age. Think gladiator/apocolypto style

dayhttp://newsinfilm.com/?p=756

http://www.totalfilm.com/news/ridley-scott-to-direct-a-supernatural-blockbuster
Posted by Gwass
13th May 2009ce
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Travelling to Stonehenge - The wheels go round and round


Connecting Wiltshire web site with pdf download map of Salisbury to Stonehenge area.

http://www.connectingwiltshire.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Salisbury-to-Stonehenge_web.pdf

Contains detailed information of all bus stops, service times and routes, together with cycle routes, walking routes, cafe/restaurants and toilets.

Covers Salisbury, Old Sarum, Amesbury, Durrington, Larkhill, Strangeways and Stonehenge.
Chance Posted by Chance
12th September 2014ce

Discover Stonehenge


Updated English Heritage web site with interactive maps and details of the new visitor centre
Chance Posted by Chance
6th May 2014ce

A video of English Heritage's vision for Stonehenge


moss Posted by moss
16th November 2010ce
Edited 21st August 2012ce

Royal Astronomical Society


Archaeoastronomy at Stonehenge

An informative PDF explaining the various movements of the sun and moon as seen from the circle.
jimit Posted by jimit
23rd July 2010ce
Edited 23rd July 2010ce

Stonehenge World Heritage Site Research Framework


PDF map of features revealed by aerial survey. Could be useful for answering the question 'what's this cropmark near stonehenge?'
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
12th April 2010ce

Stonehenge World Heritage Site Research Framework


PDF map of the Bronze Age features of the area
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
12th April 2010ce

Stonehenge World Heritage Site Research Framework


PDF map of the Neolithic features of the area
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
12th April 2010ce

Stonehenge and other British stone monuments astronomically considered


Stonehenge and other British stone monuments astronomically considered.
by Lockyer, Joseph Norman (Sir)
Published in 1906, Macmillan (London)

Download the complete book in pdf format
Chance Posted by Chance
25th March 2010ce

Stonehenge and its Barrows by William Long


Stonehenge and its Barrows by William Long
(From the Wiltshire archæological and natural history magazine, vol XVI.)
Published in 1876, H. F. & E. Bull, printers (Devizes)

Download the complete book in pdf format
Chance Posted by Chance
25th March 2010ce

Stonehenge guide book from 1916


The Project Gutenberg EBook of Stonehenge, Today and Yesterday by Frank Stevens and illustrated by Heywood Sumner is available for free download.

Frank Stevens was curator at the Salisbury museum and this is a copy of the first popular guide book of Stonehenge and its Environs from March 1, 1916.
Chance Posted by Chance
19th December 2009ce

YouTube - Wessex Archaeology


"A Virtual Stonehenge Landscape" is a short video showing what LIDAR can do - you swoop in over Stonehenge, the Normanton Down barrows and the Cursus.

(The most surreal bit comes at the end when the 'tile' of this hugely detailed data is illuminated from different angles, as though the sun is moving through the day.)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th March 2009ce

British Archaeology Magazine


The earliest drawing we have of Stonehenge is from 1340, and many famous artists have drawn and painted this landscape. Archaeologists have also meticulously drawn the sites here. This article is about 6 artists who were 'in residence' during the Stonehenge Riverside project, and how they responded to the archaeological discoveries and recording methods.

Unfortunately no pictures.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
22nd September 2008ce

Stonehenge Regulations


Certain rules and restrictions that apply to public access to Stonehenge
moss Posted by moss
14th October 2007ce

Archaemedia - Julian Richards website


The Stonehenge Landscape; A Personal View.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
28th September 2006ce

BBC Radio Four


Listen to Aubrey Manning's 'Unearthing Mysteries' programme on the Amesbury Archer, plus extra interviews.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
11th August 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

William Stukeley's "Stonehenge - A Temple Restor'd To The British Druids"


This legendary (and legendarilly expensive) book is available here free as two PDF files.
TomBo Posted by TomBo
12th July 2003ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

The Stonehenge Project


English Heritage`s latest plans for the liberation of the Stonehenge landscape.......and they want to hear what you think!
baza Posted by baza
10th August 2002ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Barrow placement in the Stonehenge area


wicked little site, with Java applets, demonstrating what barrows are visible from each other in the Stonehenge vicinity
Posted by RiotGibbon
3rd September 2001ce
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Stonehenge Car Park Post Holes — Fieldnotes

Visited Stonehenge for the Autumn Equinox 2016 and had a look for these.
Couldn't find any trace and when I questioned an E.H. bod, he told me they were safely buried for prosperity.
"We know exactly where they are and we intend to reinstate them in due time", I was told.
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16th October 2016ce

Bush Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Vespasian's Camp and Blick Mead (Hillfort) — News

Mesolithic dog on long walk from Yorkshire?


https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/oct/07/archaelogists-evidence-earliest-known-journey-uk-history-stonehenge-wilsthire-mesolithic-man-dog

David Jacques and his team have found a dog's tooth at Blick Mead. It dates from 7000 years ago. So people had dogs at the site all that time ago, it's a nice thought. But more interestingly, they found that the isotopes in its enamel match those in the water in the Vale of York. Suggesting that dog and owner had walked all that way.

Which, one might suggest, wouldn't be unreasonable if you were a Mesolithic hunter-gatherer roaming around Britain? And maybe that if you were in Wiltshire that year you might pop in. But Jacques suggests Yorkshire's too far away for that and they must have deliberately been drawn in from a long way away, as were others, especially for whatever exciting and famous stuff was going on at Amesbury at that time.

The article also includes a nice bit of anti-tunnel sentiment.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
7th October 2016ce

Bulford (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Folklore

Another story about the Bulford stone in the river:
In the bed of the river, just above Bulford, a great Sarsen stone lies, like those of which Stonehenge is built; how it came there is not known. The traditional explanation is that the Devil, having, by Merlin's command, bought the stones from an old wife in Ireland, bound them in a withy and flew hither with them, and as he was crossing the river at this point the withy slackened and one of the stones dropped out. There is another stone of the same kind in an upland field to the west.
From 'Salisbury Plain' by Ella Noyes, 1913.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th September 2016ce

Stonehenge (Stone Circle) — Images

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Durrington Walls (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — News

Remarkable ancient structure found just two miles from Stonehenge


Remarkable new archaeological discoveries are beginning to suggest that Stonehenge was built at a time of particularly intense religious and political rivalry.

Just two miles north-east of the World Heritage site, at an important archaeological complex known as Durrington Walls, archaeologists have just discovered what appears to have been a vast 500-metre diameter circle of giant timber posts. The find is of international significance.

continued....


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/revealed-remarkable-ancient-structure-found-just-two-miles-from-stonehenge-a7190476.html
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15th August 2016ce

Stonehenge (Stone Circle) — Images

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