This site may have a bit more of the Lidar and it shows it overlaid on town names etc: https://enfarchsoc.org/opendata/'They've' LIDAR'd the whole of England and Wales Tha' knowest? (see below)
Went to see this yesterday. Recommended.
... I'm intriged by these particularly silly hats ...
Did you have the opportunity to visit the Atlantis Bookshop as you were so close?Into town and to the BM yesterday to see the exhibition The World of Stonehenge. In a word: Wow!
Assembling such a range of exhibits must have been a Herculean labour. Careful display, informative labelling and innovative animation; also evocative “soundscapes”.
The only chance I’ll ever have to see the Nebra sky disc
I’ll mark them down one point out of ten for some speculative and fashionable content in one or two captions, and l still have reservations about paying to see things in museums, but on the whole it’s well worth the £22 per head they’re asking. The memsahib and l were utterly absorbed for an hour and a half, and could have spent longer there.
FULL STORY (With Photos): https://www.livescience.com/thousands-pits-found-around-stonehengeThousands of prehistoric pits discovered around Stonehenge
Stonehenge is surrounded by grassy vistas nowadays, but about 10,000 years ago, the landscape had pits likely dug by prehistoric hunters trying to trap game, a new study finds.
A team of researchers found evidence of these pits while surveying the area around Stonehenge, according to the study, published online on May 9 in the Journal of Archaeological Science.
The team conducted an electromagnetic induction field survey of about 1 square mile (2.5 square kilometers) around Stonehenge and used an algorithm to detect anomalies. ...
The algorithm identified 415 potential large pits that were bigger than 7.9 feet (2.4 meters) in diameter, and about 3,000 smaller pits that were less than 7.9 feet across ...
When all these pits date to is uncertain. The team excavated nine of the large pits and found that six of them were made by humans in prehistoric times. They could tell they were made by humans based on the artifacts found within them and the shape of the pits. The oldest excavated pit was around 10,000 years old and contained the remains of stone tools that may have been used for hunting. The finds "suggest it [the pit] was probably dug as a hunting trap for large game such as aurochs [a now-extinct cattle species], red deer and wild boar" ...
While the oldest known pit was likely used for hunting, one of the other pits dated to 3,300 years ago, a time after Stonehenge was erected and may "very well relate to the long-term ceremonial structuring of the Stonehenge landscape" ...
There are so many examples of Anthropol activity around the StoneHenge area, that it is difficult to recognise what is...and what it is.Recent survey work has revealed thousands of pits in the ground around Stonehenge - some dating back as far as 10,000 years BP.
FULL STORY (With Photos): https://www.livescience.com/thousands-pits-found-around-stonehenge
You should also get hold of Prof Ron Hutton's work, if you haven't done so already.
An awful lot of neopagan dogma about Celtic backgrounds to our myths etc owes its existence to the Edwardian romantics and not any continuation of use tradition.
It had been privately owned for many centuries, but in the early 1900s, with care and maintenance becoming ever more necessary, the then owners 'gifted' it to the 'Crown Estates' (essentially, our Royal Family).Who owns Stonehenge?
Who owns the land surrounding it?
How big is the land associated with it?
Who pays for its maintenance?
Who pays for guarding or monitoring it?
How close can ordinary people get to it?
Yes. See above. The 'Office for Works' (a government department) would have been tasked with doing the work needed to stabilise the structures and replace any bits that had fallen or moved. The finances for this would have been provided out of general taxation.Before 1950, I have read that Stonehenge was a mess with a lot of stones down.
In the 1950s and 1960s the stones were put back and secured.
Who paid for the reconstruction over those years I don’t know.
There are some early-ish maps of Stonehenge and we have accounts of how and when at least two of the stones fell, so siting of re-erections wasn't just on a whim.