The original Hercules statue had him retrieving the golden apples. The present statue of Hercules has him wearing the skin of the Nemean lion.
The building of Houses. Bog oak can be stained black and can still be seen in the construction of some local houses
The Priory was closed in 1490 after several of the Priors were found to be more chased than the chaste as they should have been.
The Bishop visited the fish ponds and a fish leapt out into his arms. In those days the fish ponds were upstream from the Priory
The coffin lids belonged to the Knights Templars whos remnants of their Temple are incorporated in the foundations of Temple Manor
When the pond dried out a Roman coin hoard was found. Woolmer Pond is one of the largest ephemeral lakes in Europe. It has no feeder streams and dries up from time to time. The Roman Road from Chichester to Silchester had a bend in it to avoid Woolmer Pond.
Gilbert White found fossilised bivalve shellfish that still turn up in local gardens from time to time
It is documented in one of the Pipe Rolls that 'when hunting in Woolmer Forest the boy fell off his horse and the king thought it was hilarious, so the boy did it again and the king gave him 100 Pounds
Gilbert White wrote 'The farm called Blackmoor, in this parish, is obliged to find the posts and brushwood for Waldon Lodge'. The tradition of building a bower on Walldown is carried on till this day by the Woolmer Forest Heritage Society.
The setting of stones into mortar 'galleting' minimised the rainwater erosion of the mortar. Scholarship has also suggested that galleting was neither a structural nor an aesthetic practice, but rather a superstitious one in an attempt to protect a building from witches and other evil influences.
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