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Old 13-03-2013, 12:19 AM   #8
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(a) A circular earthwork, 300 feet in diameter.

(b) An avenue bounded by earthworks approaching it on the north-east.

(c) One large unworked Sarsen Stone, called the "Hele Stone" or "Friar's Heel."

(d) A recumbent slab within the earthwork called the "Slaughtering Stone."

(e) Two small unhewn Sarsens lying north-west and south-east of the Circle of Stones.

(f) A ring of hewn Sarsen stones with "imposts " or lintels mortised to them. The lintels are fitted together with toggle joints. Sixteen out of the original thirty uprights of these "Trilithons" are now standing.The diameter of this circle is about 108 feet, or that of the dome of St. Paul's.

(g) A ring of less perfectly hewn "Foreign Stones" which have been conveyed to the spot from Pembrokeshire.These numbered between thirty and forty. Only seven are standing to-day, nine are over-thrown.

(h) Five great Trilithons, arranged in a horse-shoe, with the opening to the north-east. These Trilithons rise gradually in height towards the south-west. The largest group of stones fell A.D. 1620. Those next to the great Trilithon on the north-west, fell on January 3rd, 1797.To-day only two of the Inner Trilithons are standing. One upright of the great Trilithon (raised and made secure in 1901) is erect.

(i) A horseshoe of less perfectly hewn Foreign Stones. Originally there were fifteen or more of these monoliths averaging eight feet high.

(j) A simple recumbent slab of micaceous sandstone called the "Altar Stone."

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