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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?

18th March 2012

Field Notes 2012Posted by Vince Simmonds Mon, March 19, 2012 19:53:48

Location ST 434 585: Trip to explore the Wimblestone. The stone comprises grey-pink conglomerate/breccia of Triassic age, the surface is pock-marked with a hole through the stone close to the base, clasts are angular to subangular fine to coarse of limestone, sandstone and quartz, it has a substantial covering of lichen in places. The stone has an east/west alignment with the valley, from the slopes of the valley to the west are views of the Severn Estuary and to the southeast the central Mendip Plateau.

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