Withypool Stone Circle

Local nameWithypool Stone Circle
LocationEngland, UK

Withypool Stone Circle, also known as Withypool Hill Stone Circle, is a stone circle located on the Exmoor moorland, near the village of Withypool in the southwestern English county of Somerset. The 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 3300 and 900 BCE. The purpose of such monuments is unknown, although archaeologists speculate that the stones represented supernatural entities for the circle's builders.

Many monuments were built in Exmoor during the Bronze Age, but only two stone circles survive in this area: the other is Porlock Stone Circle. The Withypool ring is located on the south-western slope of Withypool Hill, on an area of heathland. It is about 36.4 metres in diameter.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withypool_Stone_Circle

Address TA24 7, United Kingdom

Coordinates 51°5'46.726" N -3°39'37.545" E

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