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Crooksbury Common (Round Barrow(s)) — Miscellaneous

Aldous Huxley's famous novel "Brave New World" ends at Crooksbury Hill.

Thursley Common (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Miscellaneous

A single rather stone known either as "Thor's Stone" or "The Witches Stone" stands in the middle of this marsh. Allegedly it is a type of rock not found within a hundred miles of this location, but I don't remember where I got this information from and I can't guarantee it's veracity.

The area is one of the only lowland peat bogs in britain and so an SSSI and nature reserve. The name Thursley, the village from which the common takes it's name apparently derives from "Sacred grove of Thunor"

Thursley Common (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Folklore

The devil is at the devil's jumps, a set of small hills nearby, and Thor throws this stone at him. It misses and lands in the marsh instead. The village (and common) take their name from being in the lee of Thor's throw.
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