Monthly Archives: November 2015

To be added to Seale Church on the SEALE LINE

Churches dedicated to St Laurence are quite rare.  He was a christian saint who was martyred in Rome in AD 285 under the emperor Valerian.  It is basically a Norman structure dating to the late 11th century.  Extensive restoration in 1861 has not detracted from the very pretty facades and the church is certainly one of the most pleasant in Surrey, enjoying a perfect position just below the south slopes of the Hogs Back.  It may have enjoyed a vista all the way down the valley to the east to Puttenham Church before vegetation obscured the view.

Although the the Seale line currently has only four points it is of some interest as the distance from Shalford Church to Puttenham Church is six Druid Miles and the distances between Puttenham Church to Seale Church and from Seale Church to Badshot Lea Long Barrow are both 3627 metres (11900 feet).  It also has an orientation almost exactly east  to west.

This line has some attraction to me and I think investigation of the intermediate DM points may be worthwhile.