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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?

Harold's Stones, Trellech

Field Notes 2013Posted by Vince Simmonds Thu, January 31, 2013 06:30:36

While at Trellech to carry out an archaeological excavation took the opportunity to wander down the road to take a look at these stones.

The stones are suggested to be Bronze Age and comprise of a locally derived conglomerate termed 'puddingstone', the clast material is mainly coarse subrounded to rounded quartz gravel.

The stones are located within a basin, there are a number of spring courses in the surrounding area.



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