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The Sanctuary

Timber Circle

The Sanctuary (Timber Circle) by Chance Orchard Farm stone wall.
These stones were rescued from the floor of a local barn. The building was refurbished into living accomadation and the floor of the old cow shed was dug up. The barn dates from the time the Sanctuarty was broken up and lies at the back of Overton Hill, in the grounds of East Kennet Manor.

Their size and bulk would fit those drawn by William Stukeley in his "Prospect of the temple on Overton Hill - 8th July 1723" from his publication, Abury - A Temple of the British Druids

It would appear lots of sarsen's have found their way into this wall
Chance Image Credit: Chance - June 26 2008
Posted by Chance
8th April 2009ce
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