image CLP_16_18_001
Image number: RS.15202
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Plan of Avebury


8 July 1663


Unknown, Artist

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height (page): 240mm
width (page): 355mm


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A map and explanation of the stone circle at Avebury, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, presented to the Royal Society by Dr Walter Charleton.

The map is currently kept separately from the Classified Papers volume.

Object history

At the meeting of the Royal Society on 8 July 1663, 'Dr. Charleton presented the society with the plan of the stone antiquity at Avebury, near Marlborough, in Wiltshire; suggesting, that it was worth the while to dig there under a certain triangular stone, where he conceived would be found a monument of some Danish king. Col. Long and Mr. Aubrey were desired to make farther inquiry into it' (Birch, 1:272).

Related Fellows

Walter Charleton (1620-2004, British), Physician
John Aubrey (1626-1697, British), Antiquary

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