Abbotsbury in Dorset County, England, United Kingdom
It seems likely that mute swans nested on the Fleet long before the earliest written record of 1393, which gave us the name of William Squillor - a monastery swanherd. Monks took advantage of this ready supply of fresh meat but today the ‘Game of wilde Swannes’ is managed for conservation, and is referred to as a herd. The swans' habitat requires careful conservation, too. Descendants of the Strangways family have undertaken this duty for almost 500 years.
Location. 50° 39.58′ N, 2° 36.024′ W. Marker is in Abbotsbury, England, in Dorset County. Marker can be reached from New Barn Road 0.6 kilometers south of Church Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abbotsbury, England DT3 4JG, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorchester World War II Monument (approx. 12.6 kilometers away); The Roman Walls (approx. 12.7 kilometers away); Tolpuddle Martyrs (approx. 13 kilometers away); The Trafalgar Way (approx. 13 kilometers away); Holy Trinity Church World War I Memorial (approx. 13 kilometers away); Benjamin Ferrey Architect The Town Pump (approx. 13.1 kilometers away); St Peter’s Parish World War I Memorial (approx. 13.1 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Abbotsbury Swannery. (Submitted on September 22, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.