Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Avebury, Abury, or Abery, a village in Wiltshire, about 6 miles W. of Marlborough. The village is situated in the midst of the remains of a large Druidical structure consisting of 100 monoliths, each about 16 feet in height and 40 feet in circumference, forming a circle 1,000 feet in diameter. Within this area are two smaller circles of double stones, enclosing the one a maenhir or column, the other a dolmen. Two barrows exist in the neighbourhood, viz. Silbury Hill and Hakpen Hill. It has been conjectured that the Avebury remains commemorate the last of the twelve great Arthurian battles, the scene of which was Badon or Waden Hill.