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Where did the name come from ?
The naming of the area as ‘Kings Standing’ derived from a visit by Stuart King Charles I. Legend has it that he reviewed his troops standing on the Neolithic Bowl Barrow (Funeral monument dating from the Late Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age 2400 – 1500BC). This visit is documented to have taken place on the 18 October 1642 during the English Civil War, following a stay at nearby Aston Hall. These are the earliest recorded references to Kingstanding being referred to as “Kings Standing”.
The bowl barrow can still be seen today, and lies as a small raised mound between two trees alongside Kingstanding Road.
Kingstanding Bowl Barrow Prehistoric Mound – January 2019
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