Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Went to The Knoll yesterday evening with Rupert. Looked at a Victorian folly about four miles from Bodiam that turned out to not have started life as a folly after all. Noticed a lot of mistletoe, viscum album, growing on the oak trees there. Today is the first real winter's day we have had: white frost in the morning and a sea fog later on. Folly turned out to be a solstice observatory. Very old. Possibly pre-Celt. Rupert thought Grooved Ware People - five thousand five hundred years ago. A school of astronomy in Kent, long before the great pyramid of Kufu in Egypt and some two thousand years before the time of Moses.