Little Horton, Wilts.

(Near to Lay Wood and Laywood bridge over the Kennet and Avon Canal)

Detail & Location: This circle was reported on the 14th July. It is in a field of Wheat and measures approximately 200ft in diameter. See the Google Maps link for precise location. 

Visiting: This circle has now been cut from the field. Do not visit this field, thank you. 

Location & History: Nearby Horton and Bishops Cannings have a long history of crop circles appearing in their fields. This circle appeared not far from the home of the late crop circle researcher Michael Glickman. 

About this crop circle: This formation is a marriage of three circles, but not all is as simple as it seems. There is a hidden discontinuity about the design that may indicate a Mobius Loop of some kind, or a hidden dimension. More very soon in the Geometry Gallery. 

Please see the Geometry Gallery below for more details.

Visiting the Circles? If you are thinking of visiting any crop circles this summer, please read our Visiting the Crop Circles section. It’s full of useful information and etiquette for visiting the countryside and the crop circles. Please remember that you should not enter any fields without the express permission of the farmer and you will need to be aware of and abide by any restrictions in place in the UK in response to the Covid-19 pandemic – which at the time of writing is none. 

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IMPORTANT: We would like to thank The Hampshire Flyer and Colleen and Keenan Burg for their kind permission to use their great photos of this crop circle on our website. 

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An Analysis by Peter van Den Burg

Little Horton (Lay wood), July 14th 2022

It's not very prominent, but this design comes with a twist. Kind of. The way the pink ribbon crosses underneath itself is obviously not the logical choice, but it sure looks like the natural one. In this respect it is close to its sibling from Roundway hill, September 13, 2020 ( just little over a mile west, on the other side of Devizes). There too we are left wondering just how the obscured parts continue. 

In its core it is also related to the Micheldever station formation from July 3rd. First of all because we'll need the same division by ten to reconstruct the design. Also in that they both have a natural tendency to be placed horizontally, but have a symmetry axis that is vertical. 

Because the two patterns and avenues between them come with a strict 2:1 spacing, the design is not easy to reconstruct in a mandala like circular template ( pentagonal geometry will get you a long way, but not perfectly). This beauty wants to be measured. The whole process of reconstructing was one of logical choices, and the natural consequences that these choices give. A big contrast with the lay that was very much the opposite, creative and expressive. 

There is a circular playground just beside the field. It appears it has more or less the same size as a circle at the edge of the field where the sowing machine took a turn. Both circles seem to be represented in the central avenue of the formation. 

Peter van den Burg 2022

You can see more of Peter's fascinating work on his Facebook page Geometry of the Crop Circles.








Unfortunately this circle has been cut from the field by the farmer. Do not visit this field. Thank you. Google Maps Link. OS Grid Ref: SU 03176 62860

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