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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
West Wiltshire
Town
Bratton
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
9th Century Wars (800-899)
Maker
PROSPECT LAND COMPANY
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5th November 2000
    Attended by: MARQUIS OF BATH
  • Dedicated
    Date: 5th November 2000
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45340
Current location

ADJACENT TO BRATTON CAMP FORT
Bratton
West Wiltshire
Wiltshire
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 901 515
Denomination: Undefined

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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
Commemorations
  • 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
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 1700 MM, width 1400 MM
    Materials: Stone - Sarsen
Listing information
Condition
History
OCT 2000: STONE MOVED FROM FARMLAND NORTH OF WEST OVERTON NEAR MARLBOROUGH. DONATED BY FARM OWNER.
Costs

Site: FREE
Memorial: £2000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,public
Responsibility
ETHANDUN MEMORIAL COMMITTEE

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