My interest in Stonehenge was sparked by a small personal challenge.
In February 2015 curiosity moved me to examine the ruins of Stonehenge for indications of pattern and design that might answer the mystery of it’s original purpose.
I considered it likely Stonehenge was once a building.
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), DipLA in Landscape Architecture, 30 years experience in landscape design and consultancy,
With experience in planning, landscape and structural design, practical building work, stonework, carpentry and quantity surveying.
Plans, sketches and model are by SB Ewbank.
Research plans presented are based on a detailed measured survey of Stonehenge, by Johnson et al, 2008.
While archaeological excavations reveal in detail what lies beneath the ground, they fail to address the question of what else existed alongside the stones. We know today’s Stonehenge is the remnants of a complete circle, the ruined remains of a glorious form, yet little consideration has addressed, why this particular layout, why this design.
What began as a small personal interest project rapidly expanded into two major new theories about Stonehenge’s original form and purpose and revealed Stonehenge’s original unit of measurement.
Research methodology uses existing and derived patterns with geometry in combination with a sound knowledge of building structure. Patterns indicate how features were planned and set out, they generate clues as to what else existed. The basic method used is not new or unknown. Archaeologists examine remains to seek clues as form, pattern and layout. That Stonehenge once existed as a full-circle of capped stones is not disputed, and is indicated as much by pattern, as solid physical evidence.
When born I knew nothing, in a lifetime we continually learn. My experience might parallel that of a Bronze-age designer. A life-time of learning from those already competent, combined with experimentation, would generate more than sufficient skill to think and bring to life everything proposes on these pages.