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Timber Circle


you're right, it does look a bit new - they're actually concrete posts I'm afraid to say, but to show you where the post holes that did hold the wood were. There are six concentric oval rings of holes, surrounded by a round bank and a ditch (originally 8ft deep) - the bank and ditch is really the 'henge'.
Maybe the posts stood by themselves, maybe they were carved or painted, or maybe they made the uprights for a building. The long axis points to the midsummer dawn - perhaps it was an earlier version of Stonehenge.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
11th April 2002ce
Edited 4th April 2007ce

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