Another bus stop where I may choose to get off the bus on my way out to The House is right next to this old iron age grave field. (On the panorama view below you can see how close to the road it is.)
Observant readers might wonder if this is the same field as in my “Landscape” post above. No, it’s not. That field is another 500 m or so down the road (and across the river).
The sign at the site says:
This archaeological site consists of two stone circles (“judgement rings”), three raised and two lying stones. The circle of widely spaced stones derive their popular Swedish name (a fairly recent invention) from the belief that they were meeting points of the Thing – a mixture of law court and parliament – but excavations have shown them to be burial places.
The grave-field was the burial ground of a neighbouring farm in the Iron Age. The dead were usually cremated and the bones placed in earthen vessels or wooden boxes along with ornaments and tools.