British Collections by Geographical Regions:

South West of England

The south west of England includes material from Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, the Isles of Scilly, Somerset and Wiltshire, and the unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, North Somerset, Bournemouth, Poole, Plymouth and Torbay.

One of the best known archaeological sites in the south west is Stonehenge in Wiltshire. The Ashmolean has a collection of artefacts and archives material from this site, including artefacts from the collection of A.D. Passmore and the Hawley excavations of 1921-1928, aerial photographes taken by Major George Allen between 1933 and 1936, a series of watercolours of the site and a miniature model.

The collection of objects from the south west of England contains a variety of objects including the following examples:

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Aerial photograph of Stonehenge (Click to enlarge)

Aerial photograph of Stoneheng and the crossroads taken by Major Allen on 8 September 1937 (Album Ref 10, 48)

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Sarah Glover
July 2012