Kingston Russell Stone Circle

Local nameKingston Russell Stone Circle
LocationKingston Russell, UK

Kingston Russell Stone Circle, also known as the Gorwell Circle, is a stone circle located between the villages of Abbotsbury and Littlebredy in the south-western English county of Dorset. Archaeologists believe that it was likely erected during the Bronze Age. The Kingston Russell ring is part of a tradition of stone circle construction that spread throughout much of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, over a period between 3,300 and 900 BCE. The purpose of such monuments is unknown, although archaeologists speculate that they were likely religious sites, with the stones perhaps having supernatural associations for those who built the circles.

A number of these circles were built in the area around modern Dorset, typically being constructed from sarsen stone and being smaller than those found elsewhere.

Tags English HeritageStone CircleMegalithPrehistoricArchaeological Site
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Official Website

Phone +44 870 333 1181

Address DT3 4, United Kingdom

Coordinates 50°41'18.717" N -2°35'56.195" E

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