This evening, I am posting information on the prehistoric circle known as the Rollright Stones in Oxfordshire, England, about 2.5 miles NNW of Chipping Norton in the English Cotswolds region.

This is a perfect circle built of local oolitic limestone. The original circle comprised eighty pillars situated shoulder to shoulder except at the south-east where there is an entrance.

The circle may date from the Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age ( 3000 BC to 1800 BC). No remains or archaeology have been discovered inside the circle.

The structure, including two outlying portals, creates an astronomical sight line very close to the rising of the southern moon at midsummer.

Rollright Stones, Cotswolds, England


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