heel stone


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heel stone

A stone at the bottom of a gate pier; used to mount the bottom hinge pin for the gate.
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52am over the giant Heel Stone, which stands just outside the stone circle.
The sun rose behind the Heel Stone - the ancient entrance to the Stone Circle from the ceremonial avenue - according to English Heritage.
Stonehenge is constructed in a way that, near the solstice, allows onlookers to see the sun move precisely above the Heel Stone, (http://earthsky.
The celebration has been around the Heel Stone - just outside the famous circle of stone pillars, aligning itself with the rising Sun.
These include the Heel Stone, the Slaughter Stone, the Altar Stone and the four Station Stones.
English Heritage announced that a small coin-sized piece was prised off the Heel Stone by two men with a hammer and screwdriver.
Revellers clad in antlers, black cloaks and oak leaves gathered at the Heel stone - a twisted, pockmarked pillar at the edge of the monument.
Revellers clad in antlers, black cloaks and oak leaves gathered at the Heel stone, a twisted, pockmarked pillar at the edge of the prehistoric monument, to welcome the rising sun.
When the sun appears over the Heel Stone, strange sights have been known to unfold.
The sight of the sun breaking through trees on the horizon over the Heel Stone was met with a deafening chorus of drums, whistles, whoops and shrieks and an increase in volume from the gathered Samba-style bands.
If the sky is clear, the first rays of the rising sun fall upon the Heel Stone, cast centrally down the avenue leading to the inner stone circle, then cut precisely through the middle lintel and light up the Altar Stone, on which human sacrifices were once offered.
The rising sun (weather permitting) will align itself with the Central Altar stone, the Slaughter Stone and Heel Stone.