Previously privately owned, the Rollright Stones are a well-preserved megalithic stone circle near Chipping Norton. It is the exposure of these limestone boulders that has caused them to be weather-eroded into their unusual and often 'organic' looking shapes.
The stones are thought to date from 2000BC and the circle (the kings men) consists of 77 stones. Originally, it is said to have been made of over 100 stones. Many of these were removed and some have been replaced during refurbishment. The circle is over 30 meters in diameter and sits on a raised earth bank.
Three are other structures around the circle too, including the solitary 'King' and the 'Whispering Knights Dolmen' (both pictured left inside iron railings). In addition, there are barrows nearby.
The Rollright Trust
Suite 3 Arden Court
Stratford upon Avon CV37 6NT