The Rollright Stones

photo of the rollright stone circle

Introducing the Rollright Stones

The Rollright Stones is a ancient site located on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border in England. The complex consists of three main elements, The Kings Men stone circle, the King Stone, and the Whispering Knights.

The name “Rollright” is believed to derive from “Hrolla-landriht”, the land of Hrolla.

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The Kings Men

The King’s Men

The King's Men, a late Neolithic ceremonial Stone Circle dating from 2500 to 2000 bce.Insert

The King Stone monolith

The King Stone

This monolith stands 50 yards away from the Stone Circle itself, across the road in a different county (Warwickshire).Insert

The Whispering Knights

The Whispering Knights dolmen

The 5000 year old burial chamber, believed to be part of a Neolithic long barrow.Insert

Earth mysteries and other alternative ideas

Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth."Insert

There is no doubting that the Rollright Stone Circle, in common with many other ancient sites, is a place of mysterious beauty and subtle energies. It seems highly likely that Neolithic men and women “not only shared these experiences, but had an understanding of how to find such places; of the lie of the land associated perhaps with some special union of earth and sky. The more of their sites one visits, the stronger this impression grows.”

Myth and legends

Myths and legends

Over the years the stones have become part of local folkloreInsert

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