SU2881 : Sarsen Stones in the Afternoon

taken 11 years ago, 3 km from Upper Lambourn, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Sarsen Stones in the Afternoon
Sarsen Stones in the Afternoon
A late light shot of some of the Sarsen stones, or Grey Wethers as they're sometimes called, near Ashdown House on the Berkshire Downs.
Sarsens are the broken up remnants of a post glacial era silica sandstone layer which formed above the chalk. More info on Sarsen on LinkExternal link
The undulation in the field surface is marked on the map as Park Pale in antique script, so is presumably of ancient origin. It looks to be part of a roughly square enclosure around what is now Upper Wood.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 13 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 22 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Geological interest  Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2853 8173 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.0256N 1:35.4049W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2846 8178
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Sarsen Stones  Earthwork 

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