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Littlestone
Littlestone
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Re: Circles under churches
Apr 30, 2005, 09:46
> I would say that using them for the entrance could be particularly symbolic

Yeah... didn't think of that. Alternatively, the stones could have just been seen as a ready source of building material - just as they were at Avebury.
FourWinds
FourWinds
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Re: Circles under churches
Apr 30, 2005, 09:50
Agreed. It's open to personal interpretation and preference. I actually go with your idea myself, but could accept a good theory about reverent reuse. Most of the early churches used doors that where in this style, but one of my favourites monolithic doorway is at Killevy in Armagh http://www.megalithomania.com/show/image/3087
fitzcoraldo
fitzcoraldo
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Re: Circles under churches
Apr 30, 2005, 09:58
Beautiful stone, lovely website

"Children whose heads were passed through the hole were protected from scrofula"

Scrofula - brilliant word, which I haven't for yearsl
fitzcoraldo
fitzcoraldo
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Re: Circles under churches
Apr 30, 2005, 10:00
oops this should be further down the thread.
This is what happens when the boss is skulks around trying to 'catch me at it'
Littlestone
Littlestone
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Re: Circles under churches
Apr 30, 2005, 10:06
http://www.megalithomania.com/show/image/3087

Yikes! That is impressive.
hamish
hamish
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Re: Circles under churches
Apr 30, 2005, 10:07
I don't think there are any stones there but Horfield parish church is said to be in a henge.Circular church yard and all.

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hamish
hamish
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Re: Circles under churches
Apr 30, 2005, 10:08
Sorry,thats in mighty,mighty Bristol.

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Littlestone
Littlestone
5381 posts

Re: Circles under churches
May 01, 2005, 17:06
Thanks for that info hamish - wil check it out.
StoneLifter
StoneLifter
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Re: Circles under churches
May 01, 2005, 17:14
Bolton Parish Church is said to be built 'on the site of a burial mound'.
FourWinds
FourWinds
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Re: Circles under churches
May 01, 2005, 20:02
Downpatrick cathedral is built next to The Mound of Down, an ancient law hill.
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