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Hautville's Quoit

Standing Stone / Menhir



Hautville’s Quoit and other archaeological investigations at Stanton Drew, 2012

There is a further 2013 report of The Big Ground Mound and its relationship to Stanton Drew Stone Circles at......
moss Posted by moss
2nd April 2015ce
Edited 16th April 2015ce

Comments (3)

Coo very interesting, Moss. But not much concrete to be concluded sadly? That there might be something stoney in the mound. And that the top of the mound could be deliberately flat. And the blatant view from it of the centre of the circles is encouraging. It must take a fresh eye to see these craftily disguised places, especially when all the glory has previously been taken by the massive stones. Rather exciting. I mean it'd be cool if they could get stuck in a dig a little trench, and see what that stoney bit is. But this is the 21st century, so one must be sensible. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
2nd April 2015ce
Hi Rhiannon, there is another PDF attached 2013 (which I haven't read yet), but it would be lovely for them to find further evidence of Neolithic evidence there. I love Stanton Drew, it is so understated in the landscape, and yet crying out for investigation. There are quite a lot of long barrows in the area, just can't see them, Jodie Lewis mentions several.
moss Posted by moss
2nd April 2015ce
Missed this! Very interesting report on the mound which I confess I'd never noticed despite going to Stanton Drew a lot when I lived 10 mins away... Here's hoping they'll excavate the stone bit. Its not scheduled so only depends on the farmers say so. juamei Posted by juamei
4th January 2016ce
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