The Millennium Monolith stone
The Millennium Monolith stone sits atop Monolith Hill in Bedfont Country Park. This is a man-made mound built in modern times with land-fill and is the highest point in Hounslow.
The construction of the park was part of the deal when Bedfont Lakes Business Park was built. It is now home to Hounslow’s own ‘Silicon Valley’ with IBM, SAP and Cisco’s UK HQ all situated on the site.
The Bedfont Lakes complex is nearly adjacent to the A30 or the Staines Road or earlier still the Roman Road ‘Via Trinobantes’ whose name refers to a Pre-Roman tribe of Celts suggesting it dates back to Pre-Roman times. Perhaps this old straight track has always been there considering the ley line it delineates.
The place-name Staines means ‘Stones’ and is probably meta-tagged to remember the 9 lost standing stones of Staines – the Negen Stones.
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