CERNE ABBAS GIANT, Dorset, in the care of the National Trust. Aerial view. The giant's origin is uncertain, although one theory is that he was cut to represent "England's Hercules", as a parody of Oliver Cromwell. The rectangular earthwork above the giant is known as the Trendle, an Iron Age enclosure possibly for a farmstead. In the 19th century the earthwork was traditionally used as the setting for a Maypole.
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