Tuesday 13 May 2014

Original Position of Stone 68

Stone 68 is leaning, but it is useful to note where it probably originally was. The original centre spot depends on how deep the stone is into the ground and how it is tilted. Gowland excavated the base of 68 and measuring the middle of the base to the middle of the ground level plan gives a lean of about 15 inches or 38 cm. I believe it would be fair to place it in line with the break between 55a and 55b when the plans are measured.

Stone 66 can be seen in these photos just under the edge of 55b.

The reason for the lean can be seen in old photos.

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