Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 6/52)
28.—Abury. Bird’s eye view, from the South.
“The bird’s-eye view (Fig. 28), exhibits the restoration of Abury and its neighbourhood somewhat more clearly. 1 is the circumvallated bank, 2 and 3 the inner temples, 4 the river Kennet, 5 and 6 the avenues, 7 [...] [more...] [$]
29.—Arch-Druid in his full Judicial Costume.
A fanciful drawing of an Arch-Druid (archdruid) in his full costume, judicial presumably meaning that he is ready to judge over people. An old and stern-looking man with a long flowing beard wears a robe fastened about his chest with a buclked belt. One bare foot protudes from beneath his robe, showing him to be barefoot. His righ thand is raised, although whether in benediction or to request a cup of mead is unclear. He has [...] [more...] [$]
32.—Silbury Hill, in Wiltshire
An engraving of Silbury Hill, near Avebury; a man leads a team of horses pulling a hay wain, on top of which sits a boy. A man and woman walk alongside. In the background [...] [more...] [$]
There are two places called Carn Brae in Cornwall; one is the site of a medieval chapel and the other a castle. I think that this is the castle, near Redruth. [more...] [$]
34.—Stones at Stanton Drew
Stanton Drew stone circles lie on private land today, so you need permission to visit them [but see comments below]. The Great Circle is one of the largest megalithic stone circles in England. The date from the [...] [more...] [$]
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