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Barkhale Wood barrow — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Sallachy Broch — Images

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Ferry Wood (Broch) — Images

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Achany (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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Linsidemore (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Wiltshire — News

6,000-year-old monument offers a glimpse of Britain’s neolithic Game of Thrones


This summer, the University of Reading Archaeology Field School excavated one of the most extraordinary sites we have ever had the pleasure of investigating. The site is an Early Neolithic long barrow known as “Cat’s Brain” and is likely to date to around 3,800BC. It lies in the heart of the lush Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire, UK, halfway between the iconic monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury.

https://theconversation.com/6-000-year-old-monument-offers-a-glimpse-of-britains-neolithic-game-of-thrones-87730

Klibreck (Standing Stones) — Images

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Achnagarron (Standing Stones) — Images

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Achinduich (Stone Circle) — Images

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Ord North (Chambered Tomb) — Images

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Ord South (Chambered Tomb) — Images

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Tirryside Broch — Images

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Scorhill (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Two days prior to the visit of Scorhill in the North East of the Dartmoor National Park we had tried to take friends to see Yellowmead concentric stone circles over on the Western side. We'd spent about an hour sloshing around an area of no more than a quarter of a square mile in driving rain and high winds and failed to locate it, even though we'd been there a couple of years before. So it was a relief to locate this circle so easily in profoundly better conditions. That's what Dartmoor is like!

Having visited numerous stone circles and ancient sites on the moor over the years I have to say this is one of my favourites and also very easy to get to. You don't really see it until the last moment as it's in a slight valley and the stones themselves are not really very tall, the biggest being about two metres, but with the strong sunlight and brooding skyline they appeared to shine invitingly.

Apparently it's never been tampered with in the sense of re-erecting some of the fallen stones, though it's obvious that stone cutters have tried to split some of them in more recent times as they bare small drill holes, so it has an air or pure authenticity.

Well worth a visit!

Scorhill (Stone Circle) — Images

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Merrivale Stone Circle — Images

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The Plague Market At Merrivale (Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue) — Images

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I'm a professional photographer living in West Sussex and have been interested in ancient sites since childhood. I was brought up near Barbury Castle in Wiltshire so visits to hill forts, stone circles and various lumps and bumps were routine. The grip of these fantastic places still has a hold on me and I still get a feeling of total wellbeing whenever I come across a new place or revisit familiar places. Much of that is to do with the magnificent or interesting locations in which they're found and equally the mystery attached to them - we know so little and can imagine so much.

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