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Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC.The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC.We’ve got 2401 singles in Devizes and the surrounding Wiltshire area.Our members in Devizes have started over 73345 conversations.
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William Stukeley in 1740 notes, "Pendulous rocks are now called henges in Yorkshire...
I doubt not, Stonehenge in Saxon signifies the hanging stones." Christopher Chippindale's Stonehenge Complete gives the derivation of the name Stonehenge as coming from the Old English words stān meaning "stone", and either hencg meaning "hinge" (because the stone lintels hinge on the upright stones) or hen(c)en meaning "hang" or "gallows" or "instrument of torture" (though elsewhere in his book, Chippindale cites the "suspended stones" etymology).Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage; the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.The Oxford English Dictionary cites Ælfric's tenth-century glossary, in which henge-cliff is given the meaning "precipice", or stone, thus the stanenges or Stanheng "not far from Salisbury" recorded by eleventh-century writers are "supported stones".It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 feet (4.0 m) high, 7 feet (2.1 m) wide and weighing around 25 tons.