Stonehenge  Wiltshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Stonehenge like this:

Stonehenge, extensive group of gigantic standing stones, Salisbury Plain, Wilts, 2 miles W. of Amesbury. The whole work consists of 2 circles and 2 ovals, inclosed by a double mound, and with an avenue leading from the NE.; and has been variously supposed to be a Druid temple, a temple of Saturn, a relic of Sun worship, a sepulchral monument, and a monument of victory.

Additional information about this locality is available for Amesbury

Stonehenge through time

Stonehenge is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stonehenge itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stonehenge, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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