Nine Stones, Dorset
Nine Stones, a Druidical circle in Winterbourne Abbas parish, Dorsetshire, on a bare spot, 5¼ miles W by N of Dorchester. It has a diameter of 28 feet, consists of eight stones of a cherty conglomerate, and appears to have lost only one stone of the original number. Six of its stones are now mere fragments, and the other two are respectively 5¼ feet high and 6 wide, and 7 feet high and 4 wide.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
Online maps of Nine Stones are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.