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|Description ||Modern standing stone immediately to the south of Bratton Camp. It was erected to commemorate the Battle of Ethandun, fought in the vicinity in May 878AD, when King Alfred the Great defeated the Viking army, giving birth to English nationhood (according to a plaque on the base). The stone was unveiled by the 7th Marquess of Bath on 5th November 2000. The stone itself was donated by F. Swanton and Sons of North Farm, West Overton. It is a sarsen stone similar to those at Kingston Deverill, the area where King Alfred rallied his Saxon levies from Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset to march against Guthrum's Viking army based at Chippenham. (Info from plaques set into the foundation of the stone).|
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