Proposal to move the Parliament Stone

Image taken13 November 2020 from the footpath
Image taken 13 November 2020 from the footpath

A Stratford sub Castle resident, Andrew Suddards, has contacted Salisbury City Council to propose that the Parliament Stone currently sited adjacent to the public footpath that extends from The Portway, should be moved to a more accessible location, for example Hudson's Field.

The Parliament Stone commemorates the once Rotten Borough of Old Sarum and is near to the spot where the infamous 'Parliament Tree' once stood. Andrew believes that local residents and tourists would be more aware of the stone's existence (and thus its history) if it could be moved to a more prominent position.

Inscription on the Parliament Stone

The Stratford sub Castle Local History Group has responded to this proposal - see News story dated 22 November here:

More information about the Rotten Borough is here on the village website.