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To tunnel or not to tunnel? Government grants permission for Stonehenge tunnel bypass

Posted on: November 23, 2020 by Rebecca Hawkes-Reynolds

On Thursday 12 November 2020, Secretary of State for Transport (SoS) Grant Shapps issued a letter granting permission for the construction of a dual carriageway two mile long tunnel that will reroute the existing A303 south of Stonehenge. The scheme is estimated to cost £1.7 billion. This road is the main link between south-east and […]

A Round-Up of Recent Historic Environment Developments

Posted on: March 27, 2020 by Rebecca Hawkes-Reynolds

The fate of Stonehenge and the A303 has reared its ugly head again, or perhaps not. When the Chancellor announced the Budget on 11 March 2020 he confirmed the Government’s continued commitment to the Stonehenge scheme, saying it is “going to get it done”. However, this does not mean the scheme has been given the […]

Stonehenge bought at auction 100 years ago today

Posted on: September 21, 2015 by Alexander Herman

Can you imagine a monument as precious to the British as Stonehenge being sold at auction? Well, it happened 100 years ago today at an auction in the town of Salisbury. The winning bidder, a barrister named Cecil Chubb paid £6,600 for it (supposedly as a present to his wife), then three years later bequeathed it […]