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Long Meg & Her Daughters

Stone Circle


It's thought that there were once two cairns in the middle of the circle (about 9 ft high?) - mentioned by Burl in his 'Great Stone Circles', who feels it is unlikely they were just the product of field clearance or suchlike. Bainbridge, writing in c1600, said "Ther are within the compasse of these stones two great heapes of small stones under the wiche, they say, that the dead bodies were buried ther." Stukeley, even more gruesomely, thought the stoney patches that remained in his day were the place where sacrifices had been burnt. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th May 2005ce
Edited 4th May 2005ce

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