Newton Barrow, Stoford, Wiltshire
This formation at the Newton Barrow near Stoford measured approximately 180ft and appeared in a field of green wheat. It lies close to two mobile phone masts on the A360 Salisbury to Devizes road.
Its design is enigmatic and not easily interpreted. However, it does seem connected to the double or the twin, as each half of the design is almost an mirror image of the other. The exception is in the shape at the centre of the design in which one half contains some small standing details the other does not have. The thin crescents emanating from the centre of the design are particularly elegant and the smaller crescents at each end of the central rod feel almost alchemical in nature.
Newton Barrow is a bronze age bowl barrow surrounded by a ditch. It was excavated in the 1800’s and was found to contain several grave goods including an amber bead and perforated dogs teeth. It measures approximately 25 metres in diameter and is not visible in the pictures below – it lies on the other side of the masts. There are many small round barrows on the landscape near to this location. The placement of this crop circle so close to the barrow continues a long standing tradition in which the circles seem attracted to ancient sites.
You can buy photo enlargements of this crop circle on our online shop, it is also included in our 2015 box set of 7 x 5 prints and will be included in our Crop Circle Year Book 2015 published later this year. Visit our shop to find out more!
NOTE: Some of the images below are beautiful landscape scenes. Click on each image to enlarge them and see the whole picture.
It’s still on the drawing board! Drawings coming soon..
Initial Observations: I’m very taken by the way in which this formation seems to be mirror images of itself both horizontally and vertically (with one exception). More later…
This crop circle has now been harvested