Tag Archives: Avebury

Beckhampton Penning, Avebury, Wiltshire

Stone Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SU 0986 6713 Archaeology & History This all-but-destroyed megalithic ring is all-but-unknown in most of the archaeological gazetteers — including even Burl’s (2000) magnum opus!  But we know it was there.  And according … Continue reading

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Broad Stones, Clatford, Wiltshire

Stone Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SU 161 684 Also Known as: Clatford Stone Circle Archaeology & History Also known as the Clatford Circle, it was described by both of the old pioneers, John Aubrey and William Stukeley: Aubrey … Continue reading

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Devil’s Den, Clatford, Wiltshire

Cromlech:  OS Grid Reference – SU 15209 69651 Also Known as: Devils Den Dillion Dene Getting Here When Pete Glastonbury brought us here, we walked east out of the Avebury stone circle and up the Wessex Ridgeway track.  When you … Continue reading

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Merlin’s Mount, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Tumulus:  OS Grid Reference – SU 1836 6867 Also Known as: Marlborough Mount Merlin’s Barrow Merlin’s Mound Getting Here Pretty simple.  Get to the chapel in front of Marlborough College, and look at the stepped hill in the grounds thereof … Continue reading

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Holed Stone, West Overton, Wiltshire

Enclosure & Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SU 1285 7151 Getting Here Follow the same directions to reach the Polisher Stone at the top-end of Overton Down as it meets Fyfield Down. From here, walk down the slope for 100 … Continue reading

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The Polisher, West Overton, Wiltshire

‘Standing Stone’:  OS Grid Reference – SU 1283 7150 Also Known as: OD II (Fowler) Parsons Penning Stone The Polissoir Getting Here We were graciously guided to this spot by local archaeological authority, Pete Glastonbury — which is good, cos … Continue reading

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Overton Down Tomb, West Overton, Wiltshire

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – SU 131 705 Getting Here From the Avebury stone circle, walk out eastwards and straight up the ancient Ridgeway for about a mile until it levels out and meets up with the adjoining track upon … Continue reading

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Devil’s Den Cups, Clatford, Wiltshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SU 15211 69652 Getting Here Follow the directions to reach the Devil’s Den, a half-mile north of Clatford up the footpath towards the Fyfield Down cup-marked rock.  You can’t miss it!  The cup-markings are … Continue reading

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Fyfield Down Cup-Marked Stone, Avebury, Wiltshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SU 1343 7152 Getting Here We were fortunate & taken here by the renowned local megalith authority, Pete Glastonbury – but without Pete’s help you might be ambling here & there for quite a … Continue reading

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