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|Description ||Intrigued by some recent theoies that Harold's Stones may have once been part of a stone circle, I went for a good look myself again this weekend.
I have to say that I would be extremely surprised if this site was once part of a circle, the landscape just looked all wrong to me. And surely there would have been some sort of historical record to suggest the matter, but considering that the village has been known as Trellech (three stones) for so long, I personally cannot believe it.
And finally, as for the three stones forming an arc, this is an illusion caused by the leaning of the stones. Looking along the line of the stones, if they were all standing upright, I reckon they are pretty much in a perfect straight line.
| Only the two nearest the camera fitted with the 'centre' of the circle, dowsed as being near a tree in the raised area above it, to the right of this view. Those two were each 11 paces from centre. The third was 14 paces, IIRC. I dowsed what appeared to be a circle that included these two in its circumference, with the tree very close to the centre. I surmised that the third stone could have been part of the circle, but in years later, it was moved to make an alignment. This is obviously going back thousands of years, so between those eras the circle would have easily been forgotten. I'd love to meet you on site one day Martyn, and show you how I came by the theory. I'm not trying to say "It is", but "What if?"|
| Have you got a photo square on showing the tops of the stones, as they might be what I call a 'stand alone observatory'. JACKME|
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