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The Rollright Stones are a complex of megalithic monuments consisting of three separate sites: The King's Men Stone Circle, the King's Stone, and the Whispering Knights Portal Tomb.

The King's Men is a late Neolithic monument dating to around 2500-2000 B.C. and consisting of 77 closely-spaced stones forming a stone circle approximately 108 feet in diameter. The stones are set on top of a circular bank with an entrance to the southeast marked by two portal stones. There were originally as many as 105 stones, but many have been removed.

The King Stone is a single, weathered monolith, almost eight feet tall, standing east and across the modern road from the King's Men. The stone was erected ca.1800-1500 B.C. and is believed to have been a marker stone for an early Bronze Age cemetery.

The Whispering Knights structure dates to ca.4000-3500 B.C. and is the remains of an early or middle Neolithic portal dolmen lying east of the stone circle. Four standing stones survive, forming a chamber about 6-1/2 feet in area around a fifth recumbent stone, probably the collapsed roof capstone.

About the Rollright Stones

The Rollright Stones Website
Megalithic Portal: Rollright Stones (King's Men)
Megalithic Portal: King Stone at the Rollrights
Megalithic Portal: Whispering Knights (near the Rollrights)
Modern Antiquarian: Rollright Stones
Stone Pages: Rollright Stones
Wikipedia: Rollright Stones
Wikipedia: Stone Circle
Wikipedia: Standing Stone
Wikipedia: Dolmen

Journey to the Rollright Stones

The Rollright Stones is a complex of structures located on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border on a minor road going north from the A44 near the villages of Long Compton, Great Rollright, and Little Rollright in England.

Ordnance Survey Map (SP2947730919)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for the Rollright Stones Stone Circle may be found at the English Heritage website. For general tourism information for this area of Oxfordshire, see the Oxfordshire Cotswolds website.

Additional Photos of the Rollright Stones

Temporary Signage for the Rollright Stones
The King's Men Stone Circle, Rollright Stones
Portion of he King's Men Stone Circle, Rollright Stones
Portion of he King's Men Stone Circle, Rollright Stones
Portion of he King's Men Stone Circle, Rollright Stones
Portion of he King's Men Stone Circle, Rollright Stones
Approaching the King Stone, Rollright Stones
The King Stone, Rollright Stones
Close-Up of the King Stone, Rollright Stones
Descriptive Sign for the Whispering Knights, Rollright Stones
Approaching the Whispering Knights, Rollright Stones
The Whispering Knights, Rollright Stones
Close-Up of the Whispering Knights, Rollright Stones


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