BOX
ROCK CIRCUS

Click on

 www.boxrockcircus.org.uk

for more details.

Pokemon Go can now be found on the
ROCK CIRCUS. 'Gym level 3'.  > > >

You can download the below two-page leaflets (PDF files)

Rock Descriptions

Sedimentary Climbing Block


Crystalline Climbing Block


Fossil Rubbings

Why not print them out and take them with you !



On Thursday 9th August 2012,
a short ceremony led by Pauline Lyons, Chairman of Box Parish Council,
marked the completion of construction
of the Box Rock Circus.

"News January 2014
Publicity leaflets are now available in 'Stop Press' newsagents and the Selwyn Hall library in Valens Terrace.
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They can also be downloaded from the
Rock Circus website
 http://www.boxrockcircus.org.uk/Leaflet.html

If you would like some leaflets to display somewhere, please contact
Elizabeth Devon at

 elizabeth@earthlearningidea.com


Prof. Iain Stewart officially opened the Rock Circus on May 14th 2013

"May 2016 - The original fossil casts which had weathered very badly have now been replaced with metal castings. Funding was from the Bingham Trust, for which we are very grateful. Thanks also to Roger Hooper from Ditteridge who made and donated the pattens. The castings were made by Novacast in Melksham.

You can view some photos here:- http://www.boxrockcircus.org.uk/Photo_gallery_May_16.html"

WHAT IS THE ROCK CIRCUS ?

The Rock Circus is an installation of rocks and sculptures that has been built so that the ancient and modern stories told by rocks, fossils and minerals can be more widely known.

The circular area on Box recreation ground is intended to be a space for everyone to meet, learn and play or simply enjoy.

The four huge quarried blocks document Britain's slow movement over the last 400 million years from the southern hemisphere to our present position.

The obelisk is built from Box Stone, and illustrates the importance of this famous building stone, upon which the origins of this village are based.

Children are encouraged to climb and explore the two sculpted blocks, which are packed with different minerals and fossils, or they can make rubbings from a wide variety of fossils that have been set into a Box Stone table.

Imaginations, young and old, can run wild making-up stories to explain the two sets of dinosaur footprints that run through the circle!

A team of skilled craftsmen has built the circus under the leadership of stone mason Marcus Mitchell.

The project is the brainchild of Box-resident Elizabeth Devon, who is a geologist and Earth Science educator.

The project has received full support from Box Parish Council and many local organisations. It has been mostly funded by a Landfill Communities Fund grant from The Hills Group Limited through Community First, the Community Council for Wiltshire with a third party contribution from the Corsham Area Board. The Geologists' Association's Curry Fund sponsored the fossil rubbings.

Further details about the project and all the donations can be seen on the website
http://www.boxrockcircus.org.uk   (external link)

++ Box recreation ground is in the centre of Box village, accessed via Valens Terrace.  There is a large car park here almost directly adjacent to the Rock Circus.  ( SAT NAV : SN13 8NT  )

We are extremely grateful to all the organisations mentioned for helping
us to build this unique Rock Circus.