NEW evidence published in the science journal Antiquity supports the long held theory that the Stonehenge might once have been a full circle.

It comes after a hosepipe that was used to water the ground around the Neolithic site was not long enough, leading to a section of parched ground revealing marks to where two giant stones might have once have stood.

This adds weight to the argument by many archaeologists that the circle is incomplete in the south-west quadrant.

Susan Greaney, from English Heritage, agreed that the discovery indicates that the stones might once have been complete.

She said: “If these stone holes actually held upright stones then we've got a complete circle.”

“But actually there's quite a lot we still don't know and there's quite a lot that can be discovered just through non-excavation methods.”