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Devil's Den

By CrustyPics  
A chilly and frosty morning at the Devil's Den, Fyfiled, Wiltshire.

The Devil's Den or Devil's Den is a burial chamber located on Fyfield Hill near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. The chamber is what is left of a neolithic passage grave on Fyfield Down. Two standing stones, a capstone and two fallen stones are all that remain of what was the entrance to a long mound, described in the 1920s as being around 230 ft long. The capstone is believed to weigh 17 tons. The burial chamber was reconstructed in 1921.

The dolmen was named after the devil, along with many other prehistoric remains after the coming of Christianity.[4] A local tradition said that if water was poured into hollows on the capstone, a demon would come in the night and drink it.

Narrative courtesy of Wikipedia.

Tags: Sunrise Wiltshire Standing stones Landscape and travel Neolithic monument

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30 Nov 2017 6:34PM
Beautifully captured. Pam

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30 Nov 2017 6:59PM
Great image
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30 Nov 2017 9:31PM
A beautiful well timed shot
Ju
30 Nov 2017 10:59PM
Brilliant very well done
DaveN
1 Dec 2017 1:47AM
Beautiful !!!!!
1 Dec 2017 9:54AM
Beautiful
djh698 15 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2017 2:46PM
I am assuming some planning went into taking this. Good result
1 Dec 2017 4:55PM
Superb image, well captured

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