The Sanctuary, Avebury - Added to Iconic Landscapes and Ancient Sites in South West

I have just added this to the map of places to fly your drone at Drone Scene:

Land owner permission not required.

TOAL was from the roof of my car, in the lay-by of the A4 directly North of the site. The area to the East of The Sanctuary is NT land, as it contains long barrows.

Begun in about 2500 BC, the Sanctuary was originally a complex circular arrangement of timber posts and standing stones. These components are now indicated by concrete blocks and posts.

When archaeologists excavated the site in 1930 they found many objects such as flint tools, animal bones and pottery fragments, suggesting that Neolithic people were placing offerings in and around the standing posts. Later, in the early Bronze Age, the site was chosen for the burial of a teenage boy with a small Beaker pot.

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 09/01/2022. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.