Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Time Stones, Ham Hill

The Time Stones are located in the middle of Ham Hill Country Park.  According to a booklet I picked up somewhere years ago called the Ham Hill Herald, they represent "the spirit and historical past of Ham Hill".  The circular stone is carved with intricate patterns, which were inspired by the designs on a Celtic bucket handle, which was excavated from somewhere on Ham Hill.  The standing stone is modelled on a Bronze Age axe head. 

The stones are positioned so that, at sunrise on midsummer's morning, the sunlight falls through the hole on the circular stone and lights up the axe head behind.

Time Stones, Ham Hill, Somerset

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