Devil's Quoits

The Devil's Quoits is a henge and stone circle in the county of Oxfordshire. It's believed that the henge is from the Neolithic Period, between 4,000 and 5,000 years old. The stone circle may have been put up at a later date, in the Early Bronze Age.

The site was seriously damaged by the construction of an airfield in 1940. Excavations carried out in the 1970's and 1988, revealed the stone circle and the henge. The site was restored between 2002 and 2008, with stones which had fallen over being re-erected and the surrounding earthworks rebuilt.

The name of the site is associated with a legend that states that the Devil once played quoits with a beggar for his soul and won by flinging the big stones.

The Devil's Quoits is located near the village of Stanton Harcourt in England.

© All rights reserved

Popular Posts

Lanhill Long Barrow (Hubba's Low)

Coate Stone Circle