With the “11” thing, it just came out of improvisation—same with Stonehenge.
Mr. Hinchman rode with us over the plain, and pointed out Salisbury spire, visible close to Stonehenge.
Stonehenge was to me even more remarkable, because it is more mysterious.
He roused the Shepherds of Stonehenge, the rangers of Beaulieu.
But ahead of him he saw a great rough building, rather like Stonehenge.
Within this mighty ring the circle of Stonehenge might be set, leaving a broad road all round it on the grass.
And it would also keep him and Stonehenge apart for a while.
Stonehenge, the later, is the most finished example of a megalithic circle in England.
They are a piece of stubborn antiquity, compared with which Stonehenge is in its nonage.
The remains at Avebury are believed to be much older than those at Stonehenge, dating back a thousand years or so before Christ.
early 12c., Stanenges, literally "stone gallows," perhaps so called from fancied resemblance to old-style gallows with two posts, with the second element related to the verb hang. Some antiquarians suggest the notion may be of "supported in the air, that which hangs in the air" (cf. henge-clif for Latin præruptum), in reference to the lintel stones, but the order of the elements and the inflexion is against this. An ancient name for it was the Giant's Dance.
Ancient circles of large, upright stones that stand alone on a plain in England. There is some controversy about who shaped, carried, and set up these huge stones, which perhaps had religious and astronomical uses. Scholars theorize that Stonehenge was built in three phases beginning in about 2800 b.c. The huge stones are believed to date from 1800 to 1500 b.c.