Thursday 15 January 2015

Aubrey Hole

One of a ring of 56 pits placed just within the ditch and bank at Stonehenge, dating from the earliest phase of the monument.
The Aubrey Holes probably held wood or stone pillars, and cremations were placed within and around them. They are named after the 17th-century antiquary John Aubrey, who was the first to notice and plot depressions in the grass that showed their positions. A total of 32 have been excavated.