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Stonehenge and its Environs

Jošt Hobic on Twitter


Some incredible 3-D computer generated landscapes from LIDAR data around Stonehenge

Hambledon (Hillfort)

LIDAR images of Hambledon & Hod via Twitter


From Jošt Hobi? on Twitter. Amazing imagery and well worth a look.

Stanwell Cursus

Robert Grant's stats blog: citizen science, R and the Heathrow Cursus


A blog post I made where I visit the cursus (Feb 2016) and elastic-band my phone to a floor sweeper / magic mop and then bodge together a bit of programming (open source, therefore free) to give a fine measure of the surface of the cursus. A slow way of mapping endangered surfaces, but accessible to all.

Hampshire

Hampshire Downloads National Mapping project


An astonishing report compiling aerial photography and other surveys in the chalkland area between the Itchen and Test rivers. A must for the Hampshire Antiquarian! There are many possible sites in here that were never known about before!

Stanwell Cursus

Heathrow Terminal 5 excavations


Details of excavations prior to building T5, which covers part of the cursus.

Stonehenge (Circle henge)

Stonehenge renovation -New York Times


No doubt inspired by Potus's flying visit, the NYT dispatched a reporter to explain this Stonehenge business. I half expected to see Spinal Tap mentioned, but no. Lovely photos!

NOAA Solar calculator


Very clever Google Maps-integrated website with direction of sunrise/ sunset for anywhere, anytime. You need never speculate about a solstice alignment again!

Dorset Cursus (South to Thickthorn Down)

Google Cursusview II


I promise this is my last one. Isn't tecknologie marvellous? You are looking at the Bottlebush Down terminus - yes, the one-foot-high bump running across the screen. On the skyline is the Gussage Down long barrow where the midwinter sun sets. You can zoom out and turn round to see where Mr Cope took his photo all those years ago. And you can drive north to see Berendes Beorh and south to see the round barrow unceremoniously called "Wimborne St Giles 35" right on the verge of the road. And some roadkill. Eeek.

Google Cursusview


Pleased to see much of England's lovely lanes now available online. Especially as I'm trapped in the city studying for exams and I can top up by looking at some country side even if I can't go there yet. Sniff.

ANYWAY... this is Mr Green's famous "Pleistocene river cliff". There was a boggy spring at the base of this and a stream rose here before heading down to Knowlton. The cursus surrounds the car at this point. And I'd like to think the driver knew that.

Hampshire

Hampshire Treasures


In case you're visiting sites in Hants and wondering what formicaant, pure joy, jimit and others are referring to, this is it. Indispensible but only as good as its sources. Refers often to PHFC (Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club, which is now published as Hampshire Studies, an annual journal), which is available at the Hants Record Office next to Winchester railway station.

Crawley Clump East Barrows (Round Barrow(s))

MAGIC - 34158


Lots of detail of the damage caused by the farm track and ploughing at http://www.magic.gov.uk/rsm/34158.pdf which concludes with the telling sentence "The piles of logs, gamefeeders and fence situated on the monument are excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath them is included." Kind of makes you wonder what the value of scheduling is...
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