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.