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PeterH
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Re: Circles under churches
Nov 28, 2005, 23:39
Exactly. There is no stone in London so it would have had to come from somewhere else. There are a few erratic sarsens north of the Thames left behind by glaciers. So any material for stone circles would have had to be brought in from Kent which is the nearest source. Possible but absolutely no evidence. The Romans were the stone builders of London and that is why I strongly suspect that the London Stone is nothing more that a fragment of a milestone.

There is an old story that there was a stone circle at Ludgate Hill, but nothing has been found to support it. Does anyone really believe that the Romans would have left stone circles intact when they built Londinium on the abandoned earthwork of Londinos? Would stone circles have been left undisturbed when Londinium was abandoned and wooden Saxon Lundenburg arose just a bit further up stream? Does anyone really think that there is a lost stone circle under St Pauls that Sir Christopher Wren didn't find when he rebuilt the cathedral?
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