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stanton drew stone circles

I have been researching the Stanton Drew Stone Circles for a number of years both as an individual and with members of the Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society. The stones seen at Stanton Drew are varied and include, among other rock types; silicified Dolomitic Conglomerate, Oolitic Limestone and Sandstone. The question is; from where were these various stone types sourced?

11th March 2012

Field Notes 2012Posted by Vince Simmonds Mon, March 19, 2012 19:32:30

Location ST 517 487: On a very foggy day took a trip to the Deer Leap stones close to Ebbor Gorge and an interesting exposure of Quartzitic Sandstone Group.

It has been suggested that the stone might date to the Bronze Age. There are some interesting surface features to be noted.

Reference: Adkins, L. and R. 1992. A Field Guide to Somerset Archaeology. The Dovecote Press Ltd.

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