The Antiquities of England and Wales (page 5/8)

[picture: Cromleh near Dundalk Ireland, from the Druidical Antiquities plate.]

Cromleh near Dundalk Ireland, from the Druidical Antiquities plate.

This is an engraving of Proleek Dolmen, part of a megalithic portal tomb, although this should not be taken to imply that there is a burial chamber. The capstone is almost four metres long and over three wide (twelve feet by four [...] [more...]

[picture: Cromleh near Plaisnewdd in Anglesea]

Cromleh near Plaisnewdd in Anglesea

The modern spelling of Plaisnewdd is Plas Newydd; this megalithic burial chamber is near the National Trust site at Bryn Celli Ddu in Anglesey (Ynys Mon). [more...]

[picture: Lanyon Cromleh Cornwall.  From the Druidical Antiquities plate.]

Lanyon Cromleh Cornwall. From the Druidical Antiquities plate.

This appears to be an engraving of a dolmen called Lanyon Quoit in Cornwall. [more...]

[picture: Tolmen St. Mary's Scilly.  From the Druidical Antiquities Plate.]

Tolmen St. Mary’s Scilly. From the Druidical Antiquities Plate.

This Tolmen Stone on St Mary’s, the largest of the the Isles of Scilly, was destroyed in 1869 by explosives, so that the granite underneath it could be quarried. [more...]

[picture: Tolmen Northwethel Scilly.  From the Druidical Antiquities Plate.]

Tolmen Northwethel Scilly. From the Druidical Antiquities Plate.

There are over 150 Bronze-age remains or sites on the Isles of Scilly; I could not find any specific information on this one at Northwethel and would appreciate further details. [more...]

[picture: Rocking Stone.  From the Druidical Antiquities Plate.]

Rocking Stone. From the Druidical Antiquities Plate.

A rocking stone is one so placed that it can be wobbled easily, apparently a neolithic amusement. [more...]

[picture: Druidical Circle near Keswick in cumberland.  From the Druidical Antiquities Plate.]

Druidical Circle near Keswick in cumberland. From the Druidical Antiquities Plate.

I remember visiting this stone circle one November, drawn to the spiritual nature of the place. It was cold and rainy, and as group of very determined hikers walked past me one of them, seeing I was cold and barefoot, sneered at me and said “you’d have done better to have stayed at home.” Perhaps he thought that I was unhappy, or that I was hiking. [...] [more...]

[picture: Rock basons]

Rock basons

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