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Priddy Stone Circles vandal, 73, ordered to pay £10,000

A 73-year-old man who vandalised a 5,000-year-old stone monument has been ordered to pay £10,000.
Roger Penny, of Chewton Mendip, appeared before Taunton Crown Court after he damaged one of the Priddy Stone Circles, which is on his land.

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 Somerset man charged with damaging Priddy Circles

A man from Somerset is to appear in court charged with damaging a prehistoric monument near Wells.
The man is due at South Somerset and Mendip Magistrates' Court on 19 April.

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Priddy Circles damage investigated by English Heritage

English Heritage has said it is investigating damage to a prehistoric monument in a field in Somerset.
Archaeologists are assessing the harm to a section of the Priddy Circles, a series of four large earthwork enclosures, on the Mendip plateau.

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Archeologists are assessing damage to a 4,000-year-old prehistoric site on the Mendip Hills.
English Heritage experts have been investigating claims that one of the four Priddy Circles, which are Scheduled Ancient Monuments, has been obliterated.

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Priddy Circles are a linear arrangement of four circular earthwork enclosures near the village of Priddy on the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England. The circles have been listed as Scheduled Ancient Monuments, and described as 'probable Neolithic ritual or ceremonial monuments similar to a henge'.
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