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|Description ||This alignment of posts grabbed my attention when I was visiting Woodhenge on 5 Dec 06 - a lovely sunny afternoon. The two nearest the camera line the walk from the gate to the circles of posts. (Marking the Causeway??) The furthest two, at right-angles, are in a patch of grass to their east, approx. (See JJ Evendon's/Pete Glastonbury's aerial pic on site page). I remember thinking at the time that this may be significant, given the shape of the distant hills. The higher summit on the right (more to the ESE) could be the 204m triangulation point (N of the A303, and SSE of Bulford Camp) of the southwestern end of the long ridge of Beacon Hill (at least, that's what it looks like on the OS map). The hill/ridge seems to be aligned SW/NE, so I guess all the lumps and bumps in the distance here belong to it.|
Now I see Aubrey Burl is associating Beacon Hill with the alignment of the Cursus...he says:
"But it did look eastwards across the river Avon and beyond Bulford to the distant landmarks of Beacon Hill and a neighbouring rise. In outline the pair resemble a woman's breasts."
[Quote from 'A Brief History of Stonehenge', Pub.Robinson, London, 2006, 2007]
He also wrote about the Cuckoo Stone being a marker for the Cursus, and that stone lies pointing in this general direction.
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