Huntingdonshire’s ‘Wood Henge’ is taking shape

PUBLISHED: 13:08 11 July 2013 | UPDATED: 13:08 11 July 2013

Work starts on Wood Henge at Woodwalton,  land owner Stephen Parsley and designer Derek Massey at the site

Work starts on Wood Henge at Woodwalton, land owner Stephen Parsley and designer Derek Massey at the site

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WOODEN WONDER: Huntingdonshire’s very own henge could be completed within three weeks after construction started on Monday (July 8).

Ramsey St Mary’s artist Derek Massey and landowner Stephen Parsley revealed plans for ‘Wood Henge’ at Red House Farm, Woodwalton, earlier this year and hoped the bog oak structure would be in place for the summer solstice on June 23.

Unfortunately, they were hit by delays but the first tree of the inner circle was erected this week.

Mr Massey said: “We expect 10 of the logs that will form the inner circle to put in by the end of the week. We had some teething problems that were sorted. I’m still working on the decorations and Stephen said that when the trees are put up the fire pit will be made and it will be complete in two to three weeks.”

The henge is hoped to become a tourist attraction. A statue of Olympic-medallist Louis Smith is also due to be built on the site.

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