Woodhenge Panorama and Reconstruction
Bronze Age Henge and Timber Circle
North of Amesbury, Wiltshire  OS Map Ref SU15064337
OS Maps - Landranger 184 (Salisbury & The Plain), Explorer 130 (Salisbury & Stonehenge)




Click and drag your mouse in the picture to scroll around Woodhenge. The concrete pillars mark the location of post holes excavated by Maud and Howard Cunnington in the 1920's that would originally have held large timber posts. The initial view is out through what may have been the entrance passage-way towards the north-northeast. Scrolling left (to the north), the banks of Durrington Walls can be seen on the near horizon.

(Red compass arrow indicates north).

Click and drag your mouse in any direction to scroll around this spherical panorama of one possible interpretation of what Woodhenge may have looked like, in this case with a wattle fence around the outer post ring. The initial view is identical to the one above - out through the skewed entrance passage towards the north-northeast. Moving around the panorama reveals that the close-set timbers would hindered the view out from the centre and created a rather claustrophobic and disorienting experience for those within the structure.

(Black compass arrow indicates north).

Click and drag your mouse in any direction to scroll around this spherical panorama of Woodhenge by night. We can only imagine how atmospheric and erie it might have been at night-time, lit only by a single flickering animal-fat torch and perhaps echoing to the sound of drumming and chanting.

Starmap courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Main Woodhenge page.

Durrington Walls page.
 

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