The alignment of the Mall, the impressive tree-lined approach to Buckingham Palace, with the Palace itself, points directly to Charing Cross, the ancient centre of London (adjacent to Trafalgar Square) from which distances to other places were measured.
In the other direction, the alignment passes through an impressive list of interesting places (including two other palaces), a large number of which seem to have royal connections. This is a ley line, an alignment of ancient sites - a phenomenon discovered in 1925 by Alfred Watkins of Hereford and found later to represent linear streams of an unknown energy type, but one which seems beneficial to living things. The energy stream of the Buckingham Palace ley was found by dowsing to be about twenty-three paces wide.
It runs in a south-westerly direction first pass through two churches, St. Peter's, Eaton Square and St. Luke's, Chelsea. From here it passes to Fulham Palace, for centuries the residence of the Bishops of London. It then crosses two royal parks fairly centrally, entering Richmond Park by the Roehampton Gate, and leaving Bushy Park passing through the Stockyard. The ancient church of St. Mary, Walton-on-Thames is the next point, where there is a poem attributed to Elizabeth I by the pulpit.
then passes through the site of Oatlands Palace, Weybridge
- one of Henry VIII's many residences - and from there goes on to All
Saints' Church, Woodham - only built in 1894 but seems to be in a circular
churchyard, often thought to be an indicator of a prehistoric site when it
occurs with older churches. Adjacent and also crossed by the ley is the Six
Crossroads, Horsell Common, a large junction which appears on the first
edition Ordnance Survey map; Woodham Road leading
from this is coincident with the ley for some way. The line then goes through
the ancient hilltop parish church of St. Mary's, Horsell,
before continuing to the Orthodox church of St. Edward
the Martyr (a Saxon king) at Brookwood Cemetery
Michael Behrend Archive - An archive of downloadable republications of earth mysteries literature, including Watkins works and pre-Watkins works studying alignments and landscape geometry
The Truth about the Ley System - the nature and features of the leys and the system they form.
Ley Lines, Geopathic Stress, Standing Stones, Cup-marked Stones or Rock Art - David Cowan's site on many years research in Scotland.
Egham and Thorpe Virtual Roman Museum - an on-line museum of the Roman roads in the area of Egham and Thorpe in Surrey.
Jesus and Uxella A number of books have been written on the journey to Britain of Jesus when a teenager, but one possible landing place - Puriton, on the River Parrett in Somerset - seems to have been overlooked. It may also be the lost Roman town of Uxella.
Surrey Earth Mysteries Group - the local earth mysteries group for Surrey.
A Life of Ley Hunting - forty-one years of following the leys.
The Tony Wedd Site The work of Tony Wedd of Chiddingstone in the three fields of flying saucers, landscape energies and lost technology
The Old Stones of Staines The former Nine Stones of Staines, mentioned in a charter of Chertsey Abbey, and its system of ley lines.
The Ley Hunter 1969-1976 Research and ideas from the early years of ley hunting.
|The book Seekers of the Linear Vision by Paul Screeton, former editor of The Ley Hunter, is available from the author at £5.95 including postage, from 5, Egton Drive, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS25 2AT.|