No.142, Stonehenge - Wiltshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 51° 10.688 W 001° 49.529
30U E 582097 N 5670290
Quick Description: Stonehenge - the most famous prehistoric monument in Britain.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/23/2011 11:33:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMCXKW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member PaWcz
Views: 62

Long Description:
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 2.0 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. It is at the centre of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.

Archaeologists have believed that the iconic stone monument was erected around 2500 BC, as described in the chronology below. Radiocarbon dating in 2008, however, has suggested that the first stones were not erected until 2400–2200 BC, whilst another theory suggests that bluestones may have been erected at the site as early as 3000 BC.

The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986 in a co-listing with Avebury Henge monument. It is a national legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage, while the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.

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Where can you get this wooden stamp.: N 51° 10.809 W 001° 49.631

Opening Times:
Spring 1 Apr to 31 May 09.30 - 18.00 Summer 1 Jun to 31 Aug 09.00 - 19.00 Autumn 1 Sept to 15 Oct 09.30 - 18.00 Winter 16 Oct to 15 Mar 09.30 - 16.00 16Mar to 31Mar 09.30 to 18.00

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