Somerset's very own Stone Circles dating back 4000 years

20 Apr 2020


stones-(1).jpgThere are three stone circles adjacent to the village, with the largest (the Great Circle) measuring 113 metres in diameter.

Twenty-six of the stones are still standing, while a further three large stones (called The Cove)
are in the garden of the village pub and a single stone (known as Hautville’s Quoit) is situated to the north, across the River Chew.

It appears these three sites were all part of a single complex, their use lost in the mists of time. First recorded by the famous antiquarian John Aubrey in 1664, they remain as he discovered them, over 300 years ago.

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MYTHS AND LEGENDS

The most persistent tale is that the stones are the petrified members of a wedding party and its musicians, lured by the Devil to celebrate on the Sabbath and thus being punished for their revels.



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Somerset's very own Stone Circles dating back 4000 years
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