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West Kennett (Long Barrow)

Equinox Sunbeams in WKLB


Twice yearly, around the time of the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes, the rising sun sends a ray of light into this 5,650 year-old monument.

The spectacle is visible for a week or more either side of the actual Equinox and the light takes a slightly different course through the barrow each day.

Clear sunrises are not common: this was the only one of September 2013.

Video by Steve Marshall

Stonehenge and its Environs

Travelling to Stonehenge - The wheels go round and round


Connecting Wiltshire web site with pdf download map of Salisbury to Stonehenge area.

http://www.connectingwiltshire.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Salisbury-to-Stonehenge_web.pdf

Contains detailed information of all bus stops, service times and routes, together with cycle routes, walking routes, cafe/restaurants and toilets.

Covers Salisbury, Old Sarum, Amesbury, Durrington, Larkhill, Strangeways and Stonehenge.

Avebury & the Marlborough Downs (Region)

Travelling to Avebury - Connecting Wiltshire


Connecting Wiltshire web site for the Avebury area.

Contains detailed information of all bus stops, service times and routes, together with cycle routes, walking routes, cafe/restaurants and toilets.

Stonehenge (Stone Circle)

The Stones of Stonehenge


A site with a page devoted to each stone at Stonehenge

Stonehenge and its Environs

Discover Stonehenge


Updated English Heritage web site with interactive maps and details of the new visitor centre

England (Country)

Ancient Craft


Ancient craft is dedicated to the archaeology of primitive crafts and technologies that encompass the three prehistoric ages: STONE; BRONZE and IRON. This includes working with materials such as stone (also known as "flintknapping"), wood, bone, horn, leather, metals and cloth (plant fibres, and wools).

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Churn Knob (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery)

Birinus and Royal Berkshire History



Birinus on Wikipedia


Birstall enclosure settlement (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

University of Leicester Archaeological Services


Iron Age life in Birstall

Earl Shilton Barrows (Round Barrow(s))

University of Leicester Archaeological Services


Earl Shilton barrows and boundaries

Leicestershire

University of Leicester Archaeological Services


Leicestershire and Rutland in the First Millennium BC by Patrick Clay

Temple Grange Rothley (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

University of Leicester Archaeological Services


A Late Neolithic Circular Structure Discovered in Rothley, Leicestershire

University of Leicester Archaeological Services


Later Neolithic glimpses at Rothley, Leicestershire: Goings on with Grooved Ware

The Moody Bush Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir)

Syston Town News


Many Systonians have probably heard of the Moody Bush Stone but have never seen it, as it is tucked away in a farmer‘s field off a Bronze age track now known as The Ridgemere, on the road from Syston towards South Croxton. This stone is thought to mark the spot where the Danish and Norman Court of ‘The Goscote Hundreds court’ met twice a year, where not only minor crimes but also disputes between tenants were tried and justice handed out, from Anglo Saxon times until the Middle Ages.
According to legend, it gave Syston its name (Sitestone in the Doomsday Book of 1086) but it is now thought that Syston is named after sixth century Angle Saxon called Sigehae and that ‘ton or tun’ was his homestead. It stands about 115cm or 45 inches above ground and 145cm or 57 inches around it. On one of the faces is carved ‘Moody Bush’ indicating that it was a meeting place. Moot is the old Danish word for meeting.

A curious custom was upheld before a trial at the Manorial Court of Sir John Danvers of Mountsorrel could commence. The Lord of the manor and his steward had to cut a piece of turf from the site and carry it to the court, as though the ground itself bestowed authority. This custom was carried out up to the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Husbands Bosworth Causewayed Enclosure

University of Leicester Archaeological Services


Living on the Edge - The Environs of a Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure

Cossington Barrows (Round Barrow(s))

University of Leicester Archaeological Services


Cossington Barrows: Monuments, memories and myths

Switzerland (Country)

LIEUX INSOLITES en SUISSE


Unusual Places in Switerland

Lutry Menhirs (Standing Stones)

Lieux - Insolites page of Lutry


French website with page on Lutry showing plans and details of stones

Avebury & the Marlborough Downs (Region)

UFO'S over Wiltshire Avebury, England July 26, 2010 by shivadamour


Wayland's Smithy (Long Barrow)

The Antiquaries journal, Volume 1 1921 page 183


Walands Smithy Berkshire

By C. R. Peers, Secretary, and Reginald A. Smith, F.S.A.

[Read i6th December 1920]
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Chance was born in Ratae in the year of the Rat, and grew up in the territory of the Corieltauvi.

Now living days walk west of Wale-dich (Avebury), on the border between the Atrebates, the Durotriges and the Dobunni.

Practical experience of excavation on Neolithic, Bronze-age, Roman sites.

Interested in the various tribes, how they divided their land, their agricultural calendar, common beliefs and ritual systems.

Often attends the tribal meetings held at Avebury and Stonehenge.

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