Cuckoo Stone, SW of Durrington Walls Henge, Stonehenge Landscape

Record ID:  117718 / MNA140547
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  Stonehenge Landscape; South West
Civil Parish:  Durrington; Wiltshire
Grid Reference:  SU 1465 4334
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Summary

A prone block of sarsen stone shown on Richard Colt-Hoare's map of Stonehenge. Placed here in the prehistoric period excavation during the Stonehenge Riverside Project has demonstrated that it was a fallen standing stone.

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Monument Types

  • STANDING STONE (Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC)

Description

A prone block of sarson stone lies in an arable field, in crop when visited. It is shown on Richard Colt-Hoare's map of Stonehenge of 1810 ( RCHME 1979, plate 1). It may have been placed here in the prehistoric period and be a fallen standing stone. The nearest other sarsen is that found within Woodhenge during the excavations in 1926-28 ( Cunnington 1929). The coin hoard 117,719 indicates that the stone was a marker in the Romano-British period.

References

  • SZA231 - Bibliographic reference: RCHME. 1979. Stonehenge and its Environs. plate 1.

Designations

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Other Statuses and References

  • Area of Archaeological Importance
  • World Heritage Site

Associated Events

  • ENA3068 - Field Survey, Archaeological Survey: Countess Farm

Associated Finds

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Related Records

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