Daily Mail

Stonehenge has to call in the builders


THE first major repairs to Stonehenge in more than 60 years will begin today.

Strong winds buffeting the stone circle in Salisbury Plain have taken their toll on its horizontal stones, called lintels, which may start rocking or become unstable.

The two-week job will see 22ft scaffoldin­g go up so holes, cracks and joints can be refilled. It is hoped no further repairs will be needed for the rest of the century.

The last large-scale restoratio­n began in 1958 when several fallen stones were hauled back into place within the 4,500-year-old circle.

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