Avebury Circle

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Avebury Circle:

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, village, Wiltshire, S central England. The village, with a medieval church and Elizabethan manor house, lies within Avebury Circle, a Neolithic circular group of upright stones that is older and larger than Stonehenge but not so well preserved.
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Can you imagine somebody getting permission to build a McDonald's inside Stonehenge, a Burger King inside the Avebury Circle, or perch a TV transmitter atop Silbury Hill or Glastonbury Tor?
Backed by the Ministry of Works and the Rural District Council, Keiller started demolishing houses and other buildings within the Avebury circle intent on installing his vision of Avebury's prehistoric state by clearing the circle of its subsequent history, Keiller instigated a programme designed to evict the indigenous villagers and their related past from the landscape.
Yes, it is on a straight line from West Kennet Long Barrow to Windmill Hill; yes, the notch in its profile just below its flat top elides out of (or into) the natural western slope of Waden Hill as you look south-west from 'the Obelisk' at the rear of the United Reformed Church near the centre of the Avebury circle; yes, a double-sunrise effect can be seen along the Ridgeway skyline from Silbury's top.