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Maen Llia / Image by cerrig

It's time to tell the story of this site. Posted by cerrig
31 Mar 20ce

Maen Llia / Image by cerrig

This really is great stuff........ GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
31 Mar 20ce

/ Mobile Isolation Unit and the dogs blanket. by postman

Another very enjoyable read, looking forward to the next 6 sites. I was shocked when I came across the Hellstone, I wasn't expecting anything like that in Dorset (my ignorance, not Dorset's fault). Hardy's monument to Kingston Russell via some of the above also makes for a pleasant morning walk, just need this dreadful virus to disappear so we can get back out there. Posted by costaexpress
29 Mar 20ce

Hepburn Moor / Image by thesweetcheat

The whole castle is overflowing with "stuff". The owner is clearly an eccentric, it's great fun to have a look round though. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
27 Mar 20ce

Hepburn Moor / Image by thesweetcheat

What a weird looking assemblage, the bones and skulls etc. Someone's wacky idea of the 'savage' past maybe. ryaner Posted by ryaner
27 Mar 20ce

Maen Llia / Image by cerrig

This is a row of flat slabby recumbents heading uphill towards Maen Llia as a unified entity, whereas the avenue at Cerrig Duon could be considered a separate entity from Maen mawr and the circle stones.
I personally believe all the elements at Cerrig duon are part of one overall scheme but it does seem different to the Maen Llia set up to me.
Posted by cerrig
27 Mar 20ce

Maen Llia / Image by cerrig

Guess the point is the Cerrig Duon 'alignment' is, from what I recall, a double... so maybe an avenue heading up from the Tawe; whereas here we have a single row, right?

Assume no close proximity associates to Maen Llia are suspected?
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
27 Mar 20ce

Rath Maeve / Image by ryaner

You've no doubt visited more sites than a good few archaeos, so don't discount your opinion. It's a fine earthwork either way! thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
26 Mar 20ce

Maen Llia / Image by cerrig

Very good.

Maen Mawr has more than two stones, the others are very small though...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
26 Mar 20ce

Kingston Russell / Image by postman

It all makes sense now I've read your fieldnotes :) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
26 Mar 20ce

The Nine Stones of Winterbourne Abbas / Image by postman

Yes, I rather thought it was still a growing tree, but perhaps it wasn't. It was February so not the time for leaves. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
26 Mar 20ce

Maen Llia / Image by cerrig

Some similarities maybe but also differences too I would say. Maen mawr and it's two companions are in a N/S relationship and their midday shadows give a samhein/Imbolc date reference.

This row is aligned approx. 153/333 deg's which is outside any date markings, so it presumably had a different purpose. Curiously if the alignment is carried on it passes through other stones to the N/W and also the trig point on N51.883 W-3.581.

This is the best time of year to see this because it gets overgrown in the summer. Not much use during this lockdown I know but maybe something to put on the list for more normal times.
Posted by cerrig
25 Mar 20ce

Rath Maeve / Image by ryaner

No inner ditch visible anywhere that we could see tsc. So yes, don't discount the possibility that it's not a henge, though that's my preference (which is of no archaeological value of course). ryaner Posted by ryaner
25 Mar 20ce

Kingston Russell / Image by postman

A good eleven to twelve feet now, ooh hasn't he grown, as a nana would say. postman Posted by postman
25 Mar 20ce

The Nine Stones of Winterbourne Abbas / Image by postman

Was the stump still tall when you went? postman Posted by postman
25 Mar 20ce

Kingston Russell / Image by postman

That's a good angle, have you grown taller? thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
25 Mar 20ce

Rath Maeve / Image by ryaner

That's a very impressive earthwork, no obvious inner ditch in that shot? Beautiful light for your photos too. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
25 Mar 20ce

The Nine Stones of Winterbourne Abbas / Image by postman

That looks so different without the tree! thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
25 Mar 20ce

Maen Llia / Image by cerrig

Wow, parallels with Maen Mawr/Cerrig Duon there. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
25 Mar 20ce

Birney Hill (relocated) / Image by thesweetcheat

... farty. The light wasn't great so I tried black and white to bring out the carvings, not entirely successfully! thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
25 Mar 20ce

Birney Hill (relocated) / Image by thesweetcheat

Mmmmm arty. postman Posted by postman
25 Mar 20ce

Maiden Castle (Dorchester) / Image by postman

Yes indeed, top of the pile, my only gripe, if I had to have one, is the so called "great views" are mostly just farmland, not really a fan. postman Posted by postman
25 Mar 20ce

Maiden Castle (Dorchester) / Image by postman

Yep, i'll have to go back at least one more time, cant stand leaving things undone. postman Posted by postman
25 Mar 20ce

Rempstone Stone Circle / Image by postman

Only half a circle left, close to the road, I wasn't expecting a great deal from the site, but I was utterly enchanted by it. I did spend five or ten minutes weed whacking, but not to much avail, clearly. postman Posted by postman
25 Mar 20ce

Maiden Castle (Dorchester) / Image by postman

It's an amazing place, another one to revisit. Really like the angle in this shot. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
24 Mar 20ce
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