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Devil's Quoits

Circle henge


John Aubrey, in his book 'Monumenta Britannica' says:

"In Stanton Harcourt field in Oxford southward from the Towne stand two great stones, called the Devill's Coytes: sixty-five paces distant from one another. The east stone is nine foot high, and as much broad: halfe a yard thick. The west stone is eight foot high and about six foot broad, halfe a yard thick."

"One of these stones was taken down by a farmer about the year 1680 to make a bridge of."

"Two or three Bowshotts from hence is a great Barrow."

It's not clear what this 'great Barrow' is - maybe Gravelly Guy? The distance feels about right.
Jane Posted by Jane
16th April 2003ce
Edited 11th November 2015ce

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