Stonehenge Valued at £51 Million

22nd February 2013

In November 2012 The One Show supported BBC Children in Need by holding a Rickshaw Challenge, the rickshaw route included a visit to Stonehenge and following this The One Show filmed an interview between presenter Gyles Brandreth and Woolley & Wallis Estate Agency partner Ben Marshall here in the upstairs saleroom.

September 21st 1915 saw lot 15, one of England's most famous monuments sold to Salisbury man Cecil Chubb.  The agent acting on his behalf was John Turton Woolley of Woolley & Wallis, (until 1994 W & W Estate Agents and Auctioneers were part of the same organisation).

Mr Cecil Chubb bought the stones together with the surrounding 30 acres for £6,600.  His wife for whom this was reputed to be a gift was unimpressed and three years later Mr Chubb gave Stonehenge to The Crown, receiving a knighthood from Prime Minister David Lloyd George.

The stones had been in private hands since the middle ages but when the heir to the Amesbury estate, Edward Antrobus, was killed in the First World War the estate was put up for sale. 

In 2006 the saleroom also sold a diamond necklace which was the property of a direct descendant of Sir Edward Antrobus, the necklace selling for a hammer price of £35,000.

Stonehenge is said to be valued at £51 million in today's market.

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