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The King's Men

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The King's Men
Rollright Stones, Little Rollright, Oxfordshire

The King's Men forms part of the Rollright Stones, hailing from Neolithic times. The 77 stones are made of oolitic limestone and form a perfect circle some 104 feet wide.

Admission: Admission: 50p

How to get here:

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Road: A44 - At Chipping Norton, head north along the A3400 towards Shipston on Stour, then turn left towards Little Rollright. The King's Men are a little way on the left of the road. Parking: limited. +

Parking Details

there are two laybys by the stones.

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableOverview

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Photograph taken: 24th July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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The Stones of Blood (1)
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Filmed: 13 Jun 1978
The Doctor and Romana see a stone circle in the distance.

 

 

Access: admissionStatus: recognisableCircle

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Photograph taken: 24th July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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The Stones of Blood (1)
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Filmed: 13 Jun 1978
The Doctor and Romana arrive at the circle.

 

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Photograph taken: 24th July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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The Stones of Blood (1)
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Filmed: 13 Jun 1978
Romana hears "The Doctor" calling her in the distance.

 

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Photograph taken: 24th July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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The Stones of Blood (1)
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Filmed: 13 Jun 1978
Romans helps Amelia with the stone measurements.

The Stones of Blood (4)
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Filmed: 13 Jun 1978
Amelia waits impatiently as K9 recharges.

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 24th July 2008 by Chuck Foster

"The stones on screen look much taller than the ones seen in the circle today, but the one centre-left is clearly the one from the story - the same holes appear on it! Either they've sunk into the ground or have been repositioned in some way!"

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The Stones of Blood (1)
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Filmed: 13 Jun 1978
Romana chats with Amelia as Vivien packs up.

 

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Photograph taken: 24th July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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The Stones of Blood (1)
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Filmed: 13 Jun 1978
Romana does some scanning for the Key.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Manor Farm (The Stones of Blood). Head west along until you reach the Toll House, then left heading down towards the Darcy Dalton Way (national footpath). Follow the path west through the fields of Manor Farm. Alternatively follow the footpath to the Whispering Knights Burial Chamber, and then follow the Darcy Dalton Way to the farm.

Other nearby locations:

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Little Rollright Quarry (The Stones of Blood). Road: Head west from the stones, passing the turnoff for Little Rollright. Turn right onto Oakham Road, and the quarry is on the left-hand side, just before the sharp bend left. Parking roadside (very restricted, near the gate)

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Brewery Row (The Stones of Blood): 2.18 miles.

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Worsham Quarry (The Android Invasion): 11.85 miles.

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Winchcombe (GWR) (Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 16.74 miles.

Production Notes:

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The Kings Men are a simple circle of stones; all of the ones seen in the centre of the circle were props brought in by the production team.

Further links about the location:

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Rollright Stones - Official Website, including MP3 tour of the stones!

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The Modern Antiquarian - Discussion Forum about the Rollright Stones

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defra - Details on country walk connecting the Rollright Stones with Manor Farm

Related Stories

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The Stones of Blood [13 Jun 1978]: The circle of stones.

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