I couldn't easily find a copy of Cecil Chubb's Deed of Gift with which he gave Stonehenge to the Nation online. So I have combined several sources and think this is the most accurate version available now.
This Indenture made the 26th day of October one thousand nine hundred and eighteen Between Mary Bell Alice Chubb of Bemerton Lodge Salisbury in the County of Wilts the wife of Herbert Edward Chubb of the same place Esquire Barrister at Law and the said Cecil Herbert Edward Chubb (hereinafter called “the Donors”) of the one part and The Commissioners of Works of the other part Witnesseth that the Donors being seized of the hereditaments hereinafter described as joint tenants for an estate in fee simple in possession free from encumbrances and being desirous of giving the same to the Commissioners of Works for the benefit of the Nation hereby in exercise of the power for that purpose conferred by the Ancient Monuments Consolidation and Amendment Act 1913 and by virtue of their estate convey unto the Commissioners of Works All and singular the hereditaments described in the Schedule hereto which hereditaments are delineated on the plan drawn hereon and are thereon coloured pink and are situate on Stonehenge Down in the County of Wilts and comprise the Ancient Monument known as Stonehenge and the site thereof and such part of the adjoining land as is required for the purpose of fencing and preserving the same from injury (together constituting an Ancient Monument within the meaning of the said Act)To Hold the same unto and to the use of The Commissioners of Works in fee simple And the Commissioners of Works hereby in exercise of the power for this purpose conferred on them by the said Act accept the gift hereby made to them and hereby covenant and agree with the Donors and each of them First that the public shall have free access to the premises hereby conveyed and Every part thereof on the payment of such reasonable sum per head not exceeding one shilling for each visit and subject to such conditions as the Commissioners of Works in the exercise and execution of their statutory powers and duties may from time to time impose Secondly that the premises shall so far as possible maintained in their present condition Thirdly that no building or erection other than a pay box similar to the Pay Box now standing on the premises shall be erected on any part of the premises within four hundred yards of The Milestone marked “Amesbury 2” on the northern frontage of the premises and Fourthly that the Commissioners of Works will at all times save harmless and keep indemnified the Donors and each of them their and each of their estates and effects from and against all proceedings costs claims and expenses on account of any breach or non observance of the covenants by the Donors to the like or similar effect contained in the Conveyance of the premises to the Donors Dated the thirty first day of December One thousand nine hundred and fifteen In witness whereof the Donors have hereunto set their hands and seals and the Commissioners of Works have caused their Common Seal to be affixed the day and year first above written
The Schedule above referred to
Number on 1/2500 Ordnance Map Description Acreage
Part 22 Stonehenge and Down 30.730
Signed Sealed and Delivered by the above named Mary Bella Alice Chubb and Cecil Herbert Edward Chubb in the presence of George Herbert Engleheart, Little Clarindon, Dinton Wilts, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
Following his year long residency at Stonehenge, Mark
Anstee has made a souvenir for fellow grand tourists.
‘Stonehenge Portal’ – is a limited edition print from his
silverpoint drawing of an accidental trilithon. The drawing
was made at Stonehenge between March and July 2013
and took 132 hours to complete.
The edition comes ready mounted and wrapped in a
protective cardboard shell.
Title: Stonehenge Portal
Limited edition 150 (+15 artist proofs)
Print size 190mm x 190mm
Mount size 305mm x 305mm
Box size 335mm x 335mm
Digital print on 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching
Paper with light-fast archival quality inks.
A certificate of authenticity issued by the printer is
included. The edition is strictly limited to just 150 prints.
The mount is a 2.6mm conservation mount board in
Each print is signed and numbered by the artist, and the
artist’s personal monogram is stamped on the print and
The download includes full day by day walking instructions with accompanying history guide.
Discover how the famous monuments of the area are connected and what they can tell us about life, and death, in Neolithic Britain. The walk takes us across some of the most beautiful landscape in the south west, as we uncover the actions of our ancestors here between 4000 and 2000BC.
A gentle first day with plenty of time for admiring the monuments encountered along the route.
Windmill Hill to Avebury via Avebury Stone Circle and the Sanctuary
Distance: 6.5 miles
We up the pace as we hunt for hard evidence of our elusive ancestors at Silbury Hill and the West Kennet Long Barrow. We skirt the Marlborough Downs and head up and over Milk Hill for some more modern mysteries, like crop circles.
Avebury to Honeystreet, via Silbury Hill, Swallowhead Springs, West Kennet Long Barrow, Field of Sarsen Stones, Milk Hill and the Alton Barnes White Horse, and Adam's Grave.
Distance: 15.5 miles
We follow our ancestors down the River Avon to the greatest prehistoric monument of them all – Stonehenge.
Honeystreet to Stonehenge via: Durrington Walls, West Amesbury Henge and the Avenue
Distance: 23.5 miles
OS Explorer Maps 157, 130 (1:25k) or OS Landranger 173, 184 (1:50k)
All distances are approximate so allow plenty of time
Stonehenge rhyolitic bluestones were sourced by Thomas (1923) to Carn Alw, Wales.
Recent geochemical investigations have questioned that west Wales source.
The original thin sections studied by Thomas have been re-investigated in this study.
Thomas's proposed provenance of the Stonehenge rhyolites to Carn Alw is disproven.
The source of the Stonehenge bluestones was first determined in the early 1920s by H.H. Thomas who was an officer with the Geological Survey of England and Wales. He determined that the so-called ‘spotted dolerites’ could be petrographically matched to a small number of outcrops in the Mynydd Preseli district in south-west Wales. The bluestones, however, comprise a number of additional lithologies, including rhyolite and ‘calcareous ash’, as well as various sandstones. Thomas was convinced that the volcanic lithologies in the bluestone assemblage were all sourced from a small area at the eastern end of the Mynydd Preseli, with the rhyolites originating from the prominent outcrop known as Carn Alw. Recently, provenancing of these rhyolites to Carn Alw has been questioned on the evidence of whole-rock geochemistry. This raised concerns over the original petrographical attribution. Accordingly a re-investigation was undertaken of the rhyolite petrography by re-examining the original specimens used by Thomas. Three of the original four thin sections studied by Thomas were re-examined, along with a newly made thin section from the fourth of Thomas' rock samples as the original thin section could not be located. The new petrographical evidence demonstrates convincingly that the two pairs of thin sections from the Preseli and Stonehenge as examined by Thomas do not match despite his contention and argues strongly that Carn Alw is not the source of the Stonehenge rhyolites which Thomas described. This reinforces the geochemical evidence presented recently and supports the contention that Craig Rhos-y-felin, to the north of Mynydd Preseli, is an important source of rhyolitic debris in the Stonehenge Landscape. Nevertheless, there remain uncertainties over the provenance of other Stonehenge rhyolites (and dacites), including four of the orthostats themselves.