Following Wednesday’s article we received an interesting message from Reinhard Gunst of Stuttgart. We had wondered which, if any, of the surrounding hills was auspicious to the builders and he said that from the Growing Stone the sun rises at summer solstice over the summit of The Skirrid in the Black Mountains. He provided a diagram (of the alignment in about 1800BC). Many thanks for that.

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Incidentally, should anyone be in the area around the time of the summer solstice a picture of the sunrise from The Growing Stone would be great!