A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Social Science - 300 pages
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This practical and knowledgeable guidebook deals comprehensively with the stone circles of Britain and Ireland and with the cromlechs and megalithic "horseshoes" of Brittany. This new edition includes a section on "Druidical" circles, romantic creations of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
"This book is not only an elegant and practical guide, it is also the best single-volume study of this extraordinary phenomenon, embracing 500 monuments from Shetland to Brittany. . . . Confident, erudite, pleasurable, this volume can be recommended as travel guide, archaeology, literature, and sheer good company."--Ian Sheperd, British Archaeology
"This is a wonderful book and is a must for anyone remotely interested in things megalithic."--Paul Walsh, Archaeology Ireland
 

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User Review  - the1butterfly - LibraryThing

Alas that I didn't get to see any of these! How cool is it just to have a guide? The guide is very specific on the circles, locations, etc. If you want to see stone circles on the British Isles, this is certainly a guide that will take you beyond Stone Henge. Read full review

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Another study of megalithic "henge", or Ring sites, in the British Isles by an accomplished archaeologist (and his wife). Includes photographs, calibrated diagrams, and occasionally somewhat ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
10
INTRODUCTION
13
MAPS
22
Cornwall 31 Cumberland 38 Derbyshire
49
Devon 55 Dorset 67 Lancashire
68
Northumberland 70 Oxfordshire
72
Shropshire 74 Somerset 76 Westmorland
80
Wiltshire 82 Yorkshire
90
Moray 142 Mull 143 Orkney 145 Outer Hebrides Lewis 148 North Uist 152 Peeblesshire 153 Perthshire 153 Ross and Cromarty 166
166
Roxburghshire 166 Shetland 167 Skye 168
168
Sutherland 168 Tiree 170 Wigtownshire
171
Wales
172
Clwyd 172 Dyfed 172 Glamorgan 174 Gwent 174 Gwynedd 175 Powys 179 Ynys Mona
184
REST OF UNITED KINGDOM CHANNEL ISLES Jersey
187
UBLIC OF IRELAND
211
FRANCE
251

SCOTLAND
92
Aberdeenshire 93 Angus 111 Argyllshire 111
111
Arran 113 Banffshire 118 Berwickshire 120
120
Bute 120 Caithness 120 Dumfriesshire 121 Fife 125 Invernessshire 127 Islay 135
135
Kincardineshire 135 Kirkcudbrightshire 141
141
SUPPLEMENT
263
SUPPLEMENT
274
GLOSSARY
287
INDEX
293
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About the author (2005)

Aubrey Burl was until his retirement principal lecturer in archaeology at Hull College of Higher Education. He is the author of numerous publications, including The Stone Circles of the British Isles, Prehistoric Avebury, and From Carnac to Callanish, all published by Yale University Press.

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