18Chippindale, Christopher. Stonehenge Complete. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1983. 44.
Before it was bequeathed to the state in 1918 the Stonehenge property went through a succession of private hands, last selling for £6,600 in 1915. For a 50-year period in the mid-seventeenth century Sir Lawrence Washington, an ancestor of the American president, owned the property.