Above: The Great Trilithon, centre-right in the image above, was the largest of the 5 trilithons. Just one upright remains. The other upright lies broken on the ground, alongside the fallen lintel.
10 m - the original length of the fallen upright from the Great Trilithon (Stone 55).
9 m - the approximate length of the tallest stone still standing, the remaining upright of the Great Trilithon (Stone 56).
7 m - the height this upright reaches above ground.
2.4 m - the depth this same stone reaches below ground.
35 tonnes - the weight of the largest sarsen stones.
5-6 metres - the average length of the sarsen trilithon lintels.
5 metres - the average height of the uprights of the sarsen circle.
20 tonnes - the average weight of these uprights.
3 metres - the average length of the sarsen circle lintels.
3 tonnes - the weight of the largest bluestones.
40 tonnes - the weight of the heel stone.
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