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Stanton Drew stone circles and associated monuments.

L. V. Grinsell

Stanton Drew stone circles and associated monuments.

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Published by Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society in Bristol .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesFolder Guide -- no. 3
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded sheet :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20210432M
ISBN 100900198117

The site has two legends common to many stone circles; a 'revellers turned to stone' story and the supposed impossibility of counting the stones. Some distance away in the same village is The Cove. Stanton Drew: high-res images. high-res aerial photos; animated GIF fly-by (k) Access: Stanton Drew is 9km south of Bristol, off the B A geophysical survey at the three stone circles at Stanton Drew near Bath, England, has uncovered more details about the prehistoric monuments. This is Bath reports that subsurface imaging has added to a similar survey done in That survey revealed that the largest of the three circles was surrounded by a ditch with a wide entrance.


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Stanton Drew stone circles and associated monuments. by L. V. Grinsell Download PDF EPUB FB2

Stanton Drew is a complex and baffling arrangement consisting of three stone circles, two avenues, and a to this the nearby recumbent stone known as Hautville's Quoit and you have a site that is as impressive as it is unknown and secluded. Although this is the third largest complex of prehistoric standing stones in England, the three circles and three-stone ‘cove’ of Stanton Drew in Somerset are surprisingly little known.

The Great Circle, metres in diameter, is one of the largest stone circles in the country and has 26 surviving upright stones. The concentration of prehistoric ritual monuments at Stanton Drew constitutes a good and well-known example of its type, including three stone circles, two stone avenues and a cove.

The two stone circles and two avenues contained within this monument are all good examples of their classes and together represent an unusual grouping.

Great Stone Circles does cover the construction of Swinside, but I'd liked to have seen more of this. As with many of Burl's other works, the great attraction is the space given to the lesser-known sites.

I hope he can repeat the process at other circles in the future. Not a book Cited by: 2. This huge megalithic complex consists of three stone circles, two stone avenues, a cove of stones and an outlier. The Great Circle, the second largest English stone ring after the outer circle at Avebury, is m (ft) in diameter and is composed of 27 stones.

Beside it lies the North-East is m (97ft) across and its eight massive boulders, four of which still standing, are the. Stanton Drew. Stone Circles. Somerset. (= Reprinted from: Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings). Unknown Binding – See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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Church, farm and circle, Stanton Drew - - jpg × ; KBHeritage designation: scheduled monument. Stanton Drew: (Stone Circle, Henges, Avenues). This huge megalithic complex consists of three stone circles, two stone avenues, a cove of stones and an outlier.

The Great Circle is the second largest English stone ring after the outer circle at Avebury, is m (ft) in diameter and is composed of 27 stones. Beside it lies the North-East Ring. The megalithic complex at Stanton Drew in Somerset consists of three stone circles and a three-stone group known as “The Cove,” dating back as far as BCE.

Although this is the third. ‘Stanton Drew Stone Circles and Cove comprise a large regular stone circle (‘the Great Circle’), two large irregular stone circles, two associated stone avenues and ‘the Cove’ a closely spaced group of three standing stones.

These Late Neolithic monuments are situated in close proximity, near to. The discovery has been made as part of an underground archaeological survey of the Stanton Drew stone circles. The complex is the second biggest in. Stanton Drew stone circles, Bristol, United Kingdom.

likes 2 talking about this 3, were here. The Stanton Drew stone circles are just outside 5/5(1). At Stanton Drew village to the south of Bristol are the remains of several megalithic monuments, which once must have been an incredibly important centre. The remaining components include three large stone circles, two of which have associated avenues, and a cove.

Gordon Strong (Stanton Drew boffin) talks about the stones, their history and their spiritual connections. There are three stone circles at Stanton Drew: the Great Circle being one of the largest in the country.

The other two, to the south-west and north-east respectively are smaller. Both the great Circle and the north-east circle were approached from the north-east by short `avenues' of standing stones. Stanton Drew Stanton Drew is a large set of three stone circles and outliers, south of Bristol.

The Great Circle is the second largest stone circle in England, after Avebury, with 27 stones. The circle also had nine concentric rings of timber posts.

I have always visualised the complex as a kind of laboratory and educational centre. Author of The ancient burial-mounds of England, Somerset barrows, The archaeology of Wessex, Prehistoric sites in the Mendip, SouthCotswold and Bristol region, Prehistoric sites in the Mendip, South Cotswold, Wye Valley and Bristol region, The Stanton Drew stone circles and associated monuments, Guide catalogue to the South Western British prehistoric collections, White Horse Hill.

I have been looking at the big report from on the stones of Stanton Drew, in the hope that this will give us some guidance on the role of the Avon Ice Lobe on moving stones about in that general area. Stanton Drew lies south of Bristol and west of Bath, to the north of the Mendips.

There are three circles, all somewhat ruinous. References = Megalithic Portal|The Stanton Drew stone circles are at gbmapping|ST just outside the village of Stanton Drew, Somerset. The largest is the Great Circle, a henge monument consisting of the second largest stone circle in Britain (after Avebury).

Stanton Drew iii Abstract Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society undertook geophysical and other surveys at the stone circles at Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset (BANES), between May and Septemberin collaboration with the BANES archaeologist, File Size: 3MB.

The Stanton Drew Stone Circles and Associated Monuments, Folder Guide Number 4, Bristol: Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society Lewis, J.

Monuments, Ritual and Regionality: the Neolithic of. Stanton Drew Circles and Cove Somerset. 26 surviving stones make the metre wide Great Circle at Stanton Drew the third largest stone circle in England. Also part of the complex is two smaller circles, and nearby there’s a group of three large stones called the cove (though you’ll have to visit the village pub to see these, as they.

Look at other dictionaries: Stanton Drew — Standing stones in Somerset, England, associated with a legend of the DEVIL. The Stanton Drew stones consist of three stone circles, two stone avenues, a cove, and a fallen stone called Hautville’s Quoit. Standing stone called Hautville's Quoit is a Scheduled Monument in Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset, England.

See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building. Books and journals Grinsell, L V, The Stanton Drew Stone Circles and associated monuments, (), 2 Legal This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance.

Burl makes note of the 'mistaken coincidence' about the number of stones in the British says of it: 'From Brodgar, where there was once 60 stones, to the Stripple stones with a probable thirty, the builders may have counted in multiples of s had twelve.

The inner and outer rings at Balfarg have been computed at twenty-four and twelve respectively. Stone circles similar to the ones at Stanton Drew are known to date broadly to the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age (around – BC).

Stanton Drew was listed in the Domesday Book as Stantone, meaning ‘The stone enclosure with an oak tree’. This video is about Stanton Drew Stone Circle. This video is about Stanton Drew Stone Circle. Skip navigation Sign in. Stanton Drew Stone Circles - Ava's Blog Jon Lock.

Loading. The best known are the Senegambian stone circles, built as funerary monuments, with more than a thousand known. Other stone circles can be found on the Adrar Plateau in Mauritania. Stone circle construction has become popular since the s, built either for purely monumental purposes or to serve a particular mystical purpose.

The stone circles in the British Isles and Brittany are a megalithic tradition of monuments consisting of standing stones arranged in rings. These were constructed from to BCE in Britain, Ireland and Brittany. It has been estimated that around 4, of these monuments were originally constructed in this part of north-western Europe during this period.

As simpler funerary monuments, such as round barrows and cairns, became the vogue, it appears that henges and stone circles took over this symbolic role.

That they are still associated with monuments of the dead keeps the connection viable. Some circle-henges such as Avebury, Stanton Drew, and Arbor Low have structures known as coves.

There are three individual stone circles in Stanton Drew: The largest of the circles, known as the Great Circle, has 26 stones that have survived since the Bronze Age. The Cove has 11 stones remaining, and the Northeast Circle still has eight stones.

Stanton Drew. Walking to the Stones. This was the perfect complement to Dr Jodie Lewis's talk to the Society in May. Then she had introduced us to recent research on Neolithic monuments in Somerset. To tour the stones in the company of one who has studied the site for years was a real privilege.

Upper Stanton Drew 6. The Old School House 7. Stanton Drew Primary school 8. Bridge, nr. Brook Cottage 9. Yew Trees Stanton Wick Cable railway remnants Old Colliery site Orange Tree Cottage Phone box library Well stone near Chalfont Lodge Winding House Windmill Byemills Bridge with flood gate.

Terence will be guiding at Stanton Drew Stone Circles, Tuesday 15 May. This is a tour with a difference. Under the auspices of the Megalithomania Conference [13 /14 May ] Terence will be the guide on the 15th at the stones of Stanton Drew and will continue by going to the nearby sites of the lost stone circles of Chew Stoke and Leigh Down.

For years Terence and the late Paul Daw worked. Stone Circles Fiction involving stone circles/standing stones. standing-stone, standing-stones, stone, stone-circle, stone-circles, stonehenge, stones, time-travel, uk, united-kingdom, wales, woodhenge.

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A stone circle is a monument of standing stones arranged in a monuments have been constructed across the world throughout history for many different reasons. The best known tradition of stone circle construction occurred across the British Isles and Brittany in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, with over examples still surviving to this day, including famous examples.

Circles of Stone book. Read 43 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Evoking the narrative sweep of The Clan of the Cave Bear and the s /5. - Explore thepaulcannon's board "Stone Circles", followed by people on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Stonehenge, Stone and Places pins. Although the circles at Stanton Drew are cared for by English Heritage, they are on private land.

A £1 entrance fee is charged by the landowner. Dogs are not allowed. Apart from The Druids Arms in Stanton Drew (BS39 4EJ), local pubs serving food include the Pony & Trap at Chew Magna (BS40 8TQ) and the Carpenters Arms at Stanton Wick (BS39 4BX).

Geophysical survey at Stanton Drew, England - Volume 78 Issue - Andrew David, Mark Cole, Tim Horsley, Neil Linford, Paul Linford, Louise Martin Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and Cited by: The exact age of the henge monument at Stanton Drew stone circles is unknown, and wrote his own book about the monument without crediting Aubrey.

The monument, and the associated visitor centre, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area.A stone circle is a monument of standing stones arranged in a circle. Such monuments have been constructed in many parts of the world throughout history for many different reasons.

The best known tradition of stone circle construction occurred across the British Isles and Brittany, France in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. More than 1, examples survive to this day, including such.