Scouser Solstice Sconehenge

1245316624-Sconephoto from article in Click Liverpool

We bring you this youthful venture in the series-of-trilithons tradition, our second sconehenge (see the first here).  We can’t determine from the article if the young henger, Mathew Growcoot, baked these scones or bought them, not that it matters a great deal. He’s an artist, not a baker.

It looks very much as if he originally set up a circle of trilithons and then two trilithons fell over or were pushed. Recognition of the fallen stones is good. On the other hand, too bad the scones were anchored with toothpicks. We would have awarded an extra druid if it had been by mortise-and-tenon in the manner of the original.

But, alas, although we appreciate the lad’s intention and enterprise, it is difficult to award a high score for a circle of trilithons. This is what we might expect from an American student who never looked twice at a Stonehenge photo, not from a Liverpudlian who must surely have learned a bit about Stonehenge somewhere along the line!

Still, we must encourage youthful henging. (And we do appreciate how, in this picture, he is subtly using his head to represent the rising of the sun!) Score: 5½ druids. And negative druids for the writer and his “half-baked” and “piece of cake” puns. Come on, man–some of us eat while we read!



The perfect convergence of shape and name make the lowly scone a favoured choice of henge material. advertises a poster of a sconehenge, complete with ancient gingerbread Flintstone ( NOT one of the F4J, we trust!), and a search for sconehenge on Google yields bakeries, a bed and breakfast and actual scone henges of varying degrees of complexity.

The one pictured above was made virtually–a quick look reveals the same scone being used in different positions. Still, it makes a nice cover for this album by Celtic musical group Carnival of Souls. Few scone henges we’ve seen have the benefit of a landscape background and we think it takes this one up a notch.

We will try to separate our rating of this henge from the group’s inclusion of the song Queen of Argyll, written by Andy M. Stewart with whom we shared a few ales back in the days when he toured with Silly Wizard. Ah, fun times and a great song!

Score: 6 druids for the henge of scone!