Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Wulfhere's lonely place

Bury Bank at Darlaston.

The ancient Saxon king Wulfhere based himself at a site near Stone - and it's popularly supposed that his fort was probably right here, on a high mound called Bury Bank at Darlaston.

Now covered in woodland growth, there is no sign of what once might have been.  In fact, the owners of the site only allow tours very infrequently, so generally it broods in lonely silence.  The ghosts have the place very much to themselves.

2 comments:

  1. The lonely silence seems to suit the place

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  2. I met some elderly Sisters from Stone convent in the early '80s on an archeology course and they told me that when they arrived in Stone there were no trees and you could see the defences etc.

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