Tuesday, 27 November 2012

93 - The Total Number of Visible Stones at Stonehenge

There is some debate about how many visible stones there are at Stonehenge; what is the total number of stones you can see, not counting the buried and missing ones.

Using as my base the table in the Laser Scan report and adding the visible stones they missed here is my answer. 93.

Note, if a stone is broken and two separate bits of it are visible then it counts as two stones etc.

Stone 40g is not counted because all that is visible is a lead cap.

I have checked this on the ground, but errors may remain, please comment if you spot any.

Stone No.  Volume (m³)  Estimated above ground weight (tonnes) Additional visible fragments
1 5.45 13.08
2 8.03 19.27
3 5.55 13.32
4 6.66 15.98
5 5.64 13.53
6 5.54 13.29
7 5.97 14.32
8* 0.65 1.56
9a/b 0.25 0.29 1
10 7.07 16.96
11† 2.03 4.87
12‡ 6.32 15.16
14‡ 2.91 6.98
15* 1.31 3.14
16 9.8 23.52
19* 1.65 3.96
21 4.61 11.06
22 5.47 13.128
23 4.92 11.8
25* 2.95 7.08
26* 0.4 0.96
27 5.21 12.48
28 9.08 21.792
29 6.95 16.68
30 7.75 18.6
51 9.86 23.66
52 11.54 27.69
53 7.56 18.14
54 12.22 29.32
55a/b 6.6 15.84 1
56 9.61 23.06
57 11.64 27.93
58 10.02 24.04
59a/b/c* 9.1 21.84 2
60 9.01 21.62
91 1.16 2.78
93 0.56 1.34
95‡ 1.75 4.2
96 12.47 29.92
101 1.88 4.51
102 2.7 6.48
105 1.59 3.81
107 2.1 5.04
120* 0.49 1.17
122 2.7 6.48
127* 0.6 1.44
130 2.6 6.24
152 4.89 11.73
154 7.29 17.49
156 3.7 8.88
158 6.9 16.56
160* 2.09 5.01 2
31 0.68 2.04
32‡ 0.38 1.14
33 0.17 0.51
34 0.11 0.33
35a‡ 0.0007 0.002
35b‡ 0.003 0.01
36‡ 0.09 0.27
37 0.27 0.81
38
39‡ 0.16 0.48
40
41‡ 0.24 0.72
42‡ 0.1 0.3
43
44
45‡ 0.14 0.42
46† 0.14 0.34
47 0.42 1.26
48‡† 0.066 0.16
49 0.37 1.11
61 0.32 0.96 1
62 0.41 1.23
63 0.4 1.2
64
65
66

67‡ 0.53 1.59
68 0.71 2.13
69 0.72 2.16
70 0.41 1.23
72* 0.51 1.53
80 Altar Stone 1
150
Totals:
85 680.962 8
Total Visible Stones 93









For How Many Stones are there at Stonehenge, discussing how many there were originally see :

http://www.sarsen.org/2013/03/how-many-stones-are-there-at-stonehenge.html



UPDATE HISTORY -

UPDATE Dec 2012 - I missed stone 40 and so the total is now 92 not 91 as previously written.

UPDATE May 2014 - Stone 66 is now visible - see http://www.sarsen.org/2014/05/an-extra-stone-at-stonehenge-is-spotted.html - so total is now 93

4 comments:

  1. I still reckon the Altar Stone should only count as one stone as the break in it is hidden from view.

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    1. I wouldn't argue strongly either way but I'm trying to be consistent and to back your point there is no mention of 80a and 80b anywhere. Against that Atkinson's drawing, page 560 Cleal, shows it is seriously broken into two.

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  2. Huh ... live & learn.
    I thought 80 was just worn by foot traffic - didn't know it was broken - even with 20 tons of S-55-B & L-156 laying across it.
    I never heard of an 80-A or -B.\

    Also, I see in the Laser Scan Images that 9A & 9B seem to be connected below the surface - again, worn down by feet over the aeons. Is this true Tim, or are they just showing the ground contours?

    Neil

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    1. Cleal says 9 is broken in two, not sure what the laser scan is showing in Figure 20 but I am fairly sure it is the ground and grass.

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