Stanton Drew – Stone circles Somerset.

Stanton Drew stone circles in the county of Somerset England.

Just had a very enjoyable long weekend with my daughter, this was one of the
places we visited.
Probably late Neolithic to early Bronze Age: thought to date between 3000 and 2000 BC. I will post more in the next few weeks.
See this link from English Heritage: Stanton Drew.


12 thoughts on “Stanton Drew – Stone circles Somerset.

  1. David, great photo of Stanton Drew. I have just released a website dedicated to Thomas Chatterton. It coincides with the 250th anniversary of his death this year. It’s non-commercial and free to all, and simply trying to raise the profile of our Bristol poet. I would like to use your rather moody photo to go along with a poem about Stanton Drew, I would, of course link to your website. If you have a moment take a look at my website: Best wishes, Richard

  2. Wow David, the early morning light is absolutely perfect. The soft, orange dawn mixed with the morning dew gives this photo a mystic, otherworldly feel. This is one of my favorite pictures of yours so far.

      1. I ashamedly know very little about Britain’s early history. One day I’d like to be able to spend some time on the island visiting archaeological sites and learning about pre-Roman peoples – especially their relationship to the Earth. I think that’d make a fine series of articles…

        1. It certainly would: both Ireland & UK have more than enough to keep you busy. I got rather blasé about the country & its history when I lived here. Probably all those dates one had to learn at school 😞
          But Cyprus gave me a taste for Neolithic & Bronze Age: Oman got me really ininterest.

    1. It is and a perfect morning with the mist. The sun coming up on one side and the moon on the other.
      I will post more soon: the link is safe so it’s worth a quick look, the site has some interesting history. There were complex wooden structures about & within the stone circles.

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