Knowlton Henge, Dorset, was constructed c. 2,500 BCE, consisting of a ring bank with two entrances and an internal ditch. Knowlton Henge, aka Church Henge, was only a single part of a larger 'sacred' prehistoric landscape, which was re-used for thousands of years, ending with the construction of the Norman church in the middle of the central henge in the 12th century CE. Great Photo! > knowlton henge | Knowlton Henge | Adam Stanford Photography
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, is a country house and estate now owned by the National Trust. From the 17th to the late 20th centuries it was the family seat of the Bankes family, who had previously resided nearby at Corfe Castle until its destruction in the English Civil War. Kingston Lacy takes its name from its ancient lords, the Lacys, Earls of Lincoln.
The Rudston monolith is the tallest prehistoric standing stone in Britain, standing almost 8 metres high, nearly 2 metres wide, a metre thick and weighing somewhere in the region of 26 tons. This giant block of grey sandstone or gritstone was quarried 10 miles away at Cayton Bay and was brought here either in the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age. The Norman churchyard of All Saints that it stands in is of course, some 3000 years younger.
NINE MAIDENS STONE CIRCLE: Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. 'The local myth about the creation of the stones suggests 9 maidens were turned into stone as punishment for dancing on a Sunday. The fiddler, a megalith some distance north, is said to be the petrified remains of the musician who played for the dancers. These petrifaction legends are often associated with stone circles, and is reflected in the folk names of some of the nearby sites, for example, The Hurlers and The Pipers.' ✫ღ⊰n