Cherhill - I will have to go back and figure all of this out...
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April 25th, 2009 – by: sarahelaine
The big monument turns out to be in Cherhill, a place that needs further figuring out. For a start, it has a thatched sundial. Really. I stopped to see why they had built a thatched roof around (but not over) a stone, and it turns out to be a sundial. Which seems to be set to daylight savings time. Random...
The momument seems to be to some nbleman's gradad, which is fair enough, but the inscription is several hunderd years newer than the actual column. It is next to a modern white horse, on the end of a hill fort. It's all very mysterious - why would you build an enormous great pillar to your grandad and not say that on the enormous great pillar? Next to a hill fort makes sense - it's high up. But why would ANYONE thatch a sundial?
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