Saturday, 9 February 2008

Sarsens at the Lawns

This large sarsen is by the Queen's Drive (or lower) entrance to the Lawns woods. There are some unusual naturally ocurring circles on the rock which are sometimes known as cup marks.

Some sarsens used to reinforce one of the banks - this is a spot used by anglers.
The duck clearly didn't want her picture taken.

More examples of magnificent sarsen stones imported from the Marlborough Downs - they have settled very well in the beautiful location of the Lawns and overlook the lakes. Sit here in the sunshine for a few moments of reflection when out for a walk.
Thank you to Graham Carter for the very interesting comment. I understand that there was bronze age settlement on the site of the Lawns so it is quite feasible there were original standing stones as well. There are the remains of a stone circle on Dayhouse Lane by Coate Water which appears to be aligned (in a sight-line) with Barbury Castle and Avebury.