Battle Of Ethandun

WM reference
45340
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 5th November 2000
  • Dedicated : 5th November 2000
Current location

ADJACENT TO BRATTON CAMP FORT
Bratton
West Wiltshire
Wiltshire
England
OS Grid Ref.: ST 901 515
Denomination: Undefined

Description

LARGE MONOLITH OF SARSEN STONE SURMOUNTING BASE OF CEMENTED PEBBLES. TWO METAL PLAQUES WITH BLACK LETTERING BEAR INSCRIPTION AND ARE SET INTO BASE.

Inscription

TO COMMEMORATE THE BATTLE OF ETHANDUN FOUGHT IN THIS VICINITY MAY 878 AD WHEN KING ALFRED THE GREAT DEFEATED THE VIKING ARMY, GIVING BIRTH TO THE ENGLISH NATIONHOOD. UNVEILED BY THE 7TH MARQUESS OF BATH 5TH NOVEMBER 2000 ADDITIONAL INSCRIPTION: THIS STONE, PRESENTED BY F. SWANTON AND SONS, NORTH FARM, WEST OVERTON, IS A SARSEN STONE SIMILAR TO THOSE AT KINGSTON DEVERILL, THE AREA WHERE KING ALFRED RALLIED SAXON LEVIES FROM HAMPSHIRE, WILTSHIRE AND SOMERSET TO MARCH AGAINST GUTHRUM'S VIKING ARMY BASED AT CHIPPENHAM.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

9th Century Wars (800-899)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plaques
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Metal
Listed?: No

Component

Memorial
Condition: Good
Measurements:
Materials: Stone - Sarsen
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 5th November 2000
Attended by: MARQUIS OF BATH

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 5th November 2000
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

History

OCT 2000: STONE MOVED FROM FARMLAND NORTH OF WEST OVERTON NEAR MARLBOROUGH. DONATED BY FARM OWNER.

Costs

Site: FREE
Memorial: £2000
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Corporate, public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

ETHANDUN MEMORIAL COMMITTEE

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