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Model of Arbor Low henge and barrow showing trenches dug in 1901-2.
Model
Date Made/Found: 1902-1921
Material and Medium: Plaster, Wood, Paint
Dimensions: Length of model 694mm, width 638mm
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J1929.159
This is a model of Arbor Low circle and henge in Derbyshire. It is shown at the time of the 1901-2 excavations by Harold St. George Gray. The excavated trenches are marked on it. Gray gave the finds from this excavation to the British Museum.

Gray discovered that the bank was made of earth, mixed with limestone rubble and boulders. He excavated trenches inside the circle, looking for evidence of the original positions of the stones. Unfortunately he found nothing to prove that they were originally upright. Some archaeologists believe that the stones were always flat on the ground. The stones have probably have been disturbed or moved at some point over the hundreds of years since the henge was in use.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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