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Littlestone
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Re: Circles under churches
Jan 25, 2007, 18:50
Thanks moss.

When Alton Barns and Alton Priors are also included you begin to see a whole bunch of churches centred in a really very small area. Not dissimilar to the concentration of churches around Avebury - must surely indicate an ongoing tradition of pre-Christian activity in those areas that the Church felt it needed to subdue (or assimilate). Wonder if there's actually a trail of churches with pre-Christian elements beginning at Winterbourne Bassett, through Avebury and on to Stonehenge? Pewsey church is the last one that I know of en route to Stonehenge with pre-Christian elements but there might be more along the way - something to suss out on a warm summer's day.
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