The massive stone monument recently discovered under the southern bank of Durrington Walls is yet another reason why the Government needs to abandon its proposal for a ‘short’ tunnel near Stonehenge and substantial road building within the World Heritage Site.
Durrington Walls lies about 3km from Stonehenge, yet is still within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site. Some 1.5km in circumference, it is one of the largest known henge monuments. Until recently, however, the line of stones lay undiscovered under its southern bank. The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project has changed all that with the extensive survey work it has carried out.
While this new find is not threatened by A303 widening, it is roughly the same distance from Stonehenge as Blick Mead, where another highly exciting discovery has been in the news. Unfortunately, Blick Mead could be directly affected by the Government’s road plans, as it lies adjacent to the existing A303 and too far away from the Stones themselves to be ‘safeguarded’ by the short tunnel.
That’s why it amounts to potential vandalism to be contemplating any new road building within the World Heritage Site. There is still so much more to be discovered and understood.
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