Overton Hill to Fyfield Down, Wiltshire. On a warm, sunny day to welcome the start of British summer time decided on a field trip to the sarsen stones at Fyfield Down. A follow up to Lloyd-Morgan’s suggestion of a ‘sarsen’ origin for Hautville’s Quoit.

There are a number of features of the stones at Fyfield Down and Hautville’s Quoit that are similar.

There is also compelling evidence of human use of the stones at Fyfield Down, for example, polissoir (see image below) and field systems.

Reference: Lloyd-Morgan, C. 1887. The Stones of Stanton Drew: their source and origin. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, 33: pp 37 – 50.