Skip to comments.Stone me! Itís Britainís newest stone circle
Posted on 09/15/2013 6:39:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
A STONE circle has been restored to its former glory after going missing for over 200 years.
The circle was discovered in a meadow at Wilton, near Egremont by landowners Philip and Lyndsey Johnson. And according to Dr Terence Meaden, a research archaeologist from Oxford University, the stones could be over 4,000 years old.
The formation was unearthed when the Johnsons began researching the history of their house.
They came across an 18th century map with a drawing of the old stone circle in a field close to their home. It was marked Druids Temple.
Further investigation showed the stones were probably moved by a farmer around 1800. The stones were found in a nearby hedge.
The discovery attracted the attention of the Stone Circle and Henge Trusts founders Professor Meaden and Paul Daw, who have been on the scene to aid in the reconstruction.
I was very excited when I heard about the find. It isnt often that all the stones remain in the area, said Mr Daw.
Originally only three stones were discovered but, when more people got involved, the rest of the stones were found and removed from the hedge-line by a tractor. They have now been restored into a circle in the original field, at the spot where they were shown on the 18th century map.
Mr Johnson said: Its a bit like Morecambe and Wise theyre the right stones but we cant be sure theyre all in the right order!
The hope for the future is for the Stone Circle and Henge Trust to obtain the land to allow the trust to preserve it and erect a sign displaying the history and details of the circle for the public to visit and enjoy.
(Excerpt) Read more at whitehavennews.co.uk ...
That right there is funny, I don't care who you are.
Hey, have you ever tried dating a stone?
Nah, they are horrible conversationalists. And they never want to do anything but sit around. Until one day, they are all like, “hey, let’s raise some hell and do a landslide!” No thanks!
Geez....I suppose the writer meant that the stones are thought to have been shaped & emplaced by humans perhaps 4,000 years ago, but coherence in writing is a dying art.
Everybody must get stoned.
Once upon a time, professional writers knew how to write. Today, they just know how to play along with the correct agenda (which isn't required in every story, but it is the skill which is valued in their career, over and above being a good writer).
“The circle was discovered in a meadow at Wilton, near Egremont by landowners Philip and Lyndsey Johnson. And according to Dr Terence Meaden, a research archaeologist from Oxford University, the stones could be over 4,000 years old. “
There are stones in my yard that are over a billion years old!
So, if some clown makes a ring of stones for no reason at all and they are discovered 200 years later, can the govt confiscate the property now?
How did you ever find this? I am a fan of these stone circles of Britain! Thanks!
I wouldn’t tell that stuff about your ex. After all you asked her to marry you.
I got a Date stoned once.
git er done....
They haven’t looked this good for at least 4000 years
Not as impressive as Stonehenge but OK.
That’s not what it looked like when I was there. :)
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