SU1070 : North-west quadrant of Avebury henge

taken 13 years ago, near to Avebury, Wiltshire, Great Britain

North-west quadrant of Avebury henge
North-west quadrant of Avebury henge
The road to Swindon runs right through the stone circle. The henge's inner ditch can be seen in the foreground and on the right of the picture. The old stone buildings on the right form the "visitor centre" with a cafe and museum and Avebury church tower can be seen peeking above the trees. The megaliths made a convenient source of stone when the houses of the village were built, and many stones were buried (because of their heathen connotations). Many were re-erected during the 20th century.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 August, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 9 July, 2005
Category
Ancient site > Ancient site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1013 7008 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.7781N 1:51.3408W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1023 7017
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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