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Barbury Castle



Yesterday I discovered the sarsen stone memorial to Richard Jefferies and Alfred Williams. In a field on the left as you go uphill towards Barbury Castle - just as you reach a sign saying Barbury 100yds ahead.

A lovely pitted four-sided sarsen which stands approximately three metres above the ground (though probably much larger). There are plaques attached to two sides of the stone:

Richard Jefferies
"It is eternity now.
I am in the midst of it, it is about me in the sunshine."

Alfred Williams
"Still to find and still to follow
Joy in every hill and hollow
Company in Solitude"
tjj Posted by tjj
3rd August 2011ce

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