Wednesday 8 February 2012

A Plundered Sarsen?

This Sarsen gatepost is one I put up at the entrance to my house. There is more of it underground than above, I know I dug the hole!
I bought it at a farm sale and discovered later it originally came from West Kennett, where the Avebury avenue of stones finishes. An avenue that is sadly incomplete as stones were robbed for other uses. The farmer promised me the matching other post but it is lost somewhere filling up a hole on a track. Such was the fate of many of these noble stones.

But around Stonehenge I have yet to spot a Sarsen gatepost or reused stone in the foundations of a barn or cottage.

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