A Henge for Sark
A ring of stones is being erected to mark 450 years since Queen Elizabeth the First granted Sark to the Seigneur of St Ouen on 6th August 1565. Dr Richard Axton has designed the project with help from Jeremy and Sam La Trobe-Bateman. The ring is made up of nine old gatestones of pink Jersey granite, donated by Jess Hester, and is standing on Derrible headland to salute the ancestors in St Ouen. Their alignment is to local landmarks and to the course of the sun. The stones should be settled in by Midsummer and an official ‘opening’ will take place in August. This is one of many exciting events to celebrate the Sark Fief 450th Anniversary. For more information on the others visit the events section of the Sark web site at www.sark.co.uk.
Words and pictures by Sue Daly
Photos show …
Sam, Richard & Jeremy with the newly placed stones
View with Little Sark & L’Etac beyond