On behalf of the Ministry of Works, Lt.-Col. W. Hawley excavated the
area around the stones, as well as the area immediately outside of the
circle, including the Aubrey holes and the Slaughter Stone. Each season
of excavation was published in the Antiquaries
Journal, though these articles are not as informative as modern
readers might like.
from these excavations were catalogued by Mr R. Newall, a local amateur
archaeologist. Most of the finds were deposited at the Salisbury Museum,
although some were reburied in trenches near Hawley's living quarters on
site. Mr Newall also selected a representative sample for other museums:
the Ashmolean (Oxford), the MAA Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (Cambridge), the National Museum
of Wales (Cardiff), and the British Museum (London).