Stonehenge and its environs monuments and land use by Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England)

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  • Stonehenge (England),
  • Wiltshire (England),
  • England,
  • Wiltshire.


  • Megalithic monuments -- England -- Wiltshire.,
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- England -- Wiltshire.,
  • Land use -- England -- Wiltshire.,
  • Stonehenge (England),
  • Wiltshire (England) -- Antiquities.

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Book details

StatementRoyal Commission on Historical Monuments, England.
LC ClassificationsDA142 .G68 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 37 p., [2] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4180591M
ISBN 100852243790
LC Control Number80458444

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It is rich in detail and presents Cornwell's theory about the construction of Stonehenge. His "afterword" is very interesting in its explanation of what is known and how much is still unknown about Stonehenge.

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The ‘must have’ book on Stonehenge published by English Heritage who own and manage the stones. Well written description of the monument with some useful sections on its history, the landscape, and the people who lived at the time. It has some of the best photographs of Stonehenge that you will find anywhere.

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Petrie and Childe on Stonehenge. William Flinders Petrie (Fig. 1) worked on Stonehenge between andpublishing the first accurate plan of the famous stones as a young man yet to start his career in numbering system of the monument’s many sarsens and bluestones is still used to this day, and his slim book, Stonehenge: Plans, Cited by: 4.

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henge monument, and it is also a legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument. Stonehenge itself is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage while the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.

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However, if the bluestones were transported by human agency, then it is likely that the stones would be pre-worked close to the quarry and that either one, or two, proto-monuments existed in the Preseli environs: Even if the eventual monument(s) were intended to be at Stonehenge, pre-assembly would have been a logical thing to do.

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