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Dear The English Heritage Trust,
I would like to request a copy of the Title Deed for Stonehenge which hands it into your possession. As you claim to be the owners, I would like to request you show me proof please

Yours faithfully,

Mardi Lee

Bryan, Ann,

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Our Reference:18/00151

 

Dear Mardi Lee,

 

Re: Information Request – Stonehenge Title Deed

 

Thank you for your email on 15 January in which you have requested 'a copy
of the Title Deed for Stonehenge which hands it into your possession. As
you claim to be the owners, I would like to request you show me proof
please.'

Your request will be considered under the Freedom of Information Act
(2000)/ the Environmental Information Regulations (2004).  We will be
writing to you within the statutory 20 working day timeframe with a
response to your request.  You will be informed if this is not possible.

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

Information Rights Team

 

Historic England

The Engine House

Room 2/07

Swindon

SN2 2EH

 

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Our Reference:18/00151

 

Dear Mr Lee,

 

Re: Information Request – Stonehenge Title Deed

 

Thank you for your email on 15 January in which you requested 'a copy of
the Title Deed for Stonehenge which hands it into your possession'.

Please find attached a copy of the Title Deed for Stonehenge as requested.
This has been provided to you outside of access to information legislation
as it is considered to be a public document.

I hope that this is helpful to you.

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

Information Rights Team

 

Historic England

The Engine House

Room 2/07

Swindon

SN2 2EH

 

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Dear Pearson, Jennifer,
I requested the title land deed giving English Heritage ownership, the Deed of gift gives ownership to the nation and asks the government to manage it on OUR behalf.

Yours sincerely,

Mardi Lee

Pearson, Jennifer,

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Thank you for your email. I am now out of the office.

I work part time and my normal working days are Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday.

 

Please forward any urgent requests to [email address]

Many thanks,

Jenny Pearson

 

 

 

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Pearson, Jennifer,

Dear Mr Lee,

Many thanks for your email below.

I will respond as soon as I am able.

Yours sincerely,

Jenny Pearson

Mrs Jennifer Pearson
Senior Information Rights Officer - Weds, Thurs, Fri
Information Management and Technology Department
The Engine House, Room 2/07, Swindon, SN2 2EH

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Pearson, Jennifer,

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Dear Mr Lee,

 

Re: Information Request – Stonehenge Title Deed

 

Thank you for your email on 15 January in which you requested 'a copy of 
the Title Deed for Stonehenge which hands it into your possession'. I
replied to this request on 9 February, and on 11 February you responded
stating that you requested ‘the title land deed giving English Heritage
ownership, the Deed of gift gives ownership to the nation and asks the
government to manage it on OUR (the nation’s) behalf’.

 

A "title land deed" does not exist, however we have provided you with the
1918 Cecil Chubb Deed of Gift. I can confirm that the 1918 Deed of Gift
gave the triangle of land that included Stonehenge to the Commissioners of
Works for the benefit of the nation. The 1918 Deed of Gift was made in
accordance with the Ancient Monuments Act 1913.

 

The Deed of Gift conveys the site to the Commissioners of Works. The
functions of the Commissioners of Works were transferred to the Ministry
of Works in 1945. The Ministry of Works was renamed the Ministry of Public
Building and Works in 1962. The functions of this organisation were
transferred to the Secretary of State in 1970, forming part of the
Department for Environment. In 1983, the national heritage collection of
sites was transferred to a new body, the Historic Buildings and Monuments
Commission, and since 2015 the English Heritage Trust has operated these
sites under a license from the Historic Buildings and Monuments
Commission.

 

Each of these changes of name, function, and body were done under
government acts that can be referred to directly, and are publically
available: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/

 

The exact document you have requested is not held; the English Heritage
Trust manage the site on behalf of the nation.

 

I hope that the above is helpful to you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jenny Pearson

 

Mrs Jennifer Pearson

Senior Information Rights Officer - Weds, Thurs, Fri

Information Management and Technology Department

The Engine House, Room 2/07, Swindon, SN2 2EH

 

 

 

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Dear Pearson, Jennifer,
Thank you for your response, it will have to be left to a court of law to decide which of us is right. The deed of gift donate Stonehenge to the Nation( a nation is the collective of people living there) and was not given to the commission of works. If you actually look at the deed of gift, it asked the commission of works to hold and manage for our behalf. The deed of gift gave Stonehenge to the nation and not the commission of works. So like I say it will have to be decided in a court of law.

Yours sincerely,

Mardi Lee

Pearson, Jennifer,

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Thank you for your email. I am now out of the office.

 

I work part time and my normal working days are Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday.

 

Please forward any urgent requests to [email address]

Many thanks,

Jenny Pearson

 

 

 

[1]Historic England Logo

We help people understand, enjoy and value the historic environment, and
protect it for the future. [2]Historic England is a public body, and we
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Help us create a list of the 100 places which tell England's remarkable
story and its impact on the world. [7]A History of England in 100
Places sponsored by [8]Ecclesiastical.

We have moved! Our new London office is at 4th Floor, Cannon Bridge House,
25 Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R 2YA.

This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal
views which are not the views of Historic England unless specifically
stated. If you have received it in error, please delete it from your
system and notify the sender immediately. Do not use, copy or disclose the
information in any way nor act in reliance on it. Any information sent to
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References

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6. http://webmail.historicenglandservices.o...
7. https://historicengland.org.uk/100places
8. http://www.ecclesiastical.com/fororganis...

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