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Re: Myths, truths and theories - Stonehenge
Sep 03, 2010, 17:10
Well, just because someone can do something doesn't mean that they will do it. We'll probably never know. One thing from the walls is that the stones used to construct wall on the fell aren't (weren't) quarried - they are glacially deposited. There are piles of stones that 'fell out' of the glacier and these were found by the walling gangs and utilised as construction material. In some places the walls just stop in mid reach and I guess that this is where either the money or the stone ran out.

On another note - the long barrow that I've been calling Toothills had a drystone retaining wall defining the horned forecourt. Crescent moon-shaped patch of land at the broad end of the barrow. The wall was six feet high, at the tallest point, tapering away to nothing, at the low ends. Small bits of flat millstone grit. This has now been badly vandalised and wrecked.
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