A fairy circle... thanks to 'Capability' Brown
1. Beds Archive Office. 30/9a/9/124 Lucas papers, 19 Sept 1769. Probably a reference to John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress (published 1678) begun while imprisoned in Bedford jail. ‘The Enchanted Ground’ is an area, through which the King's Highway passes, that has air that makes pilgrims want to stop to sleep. If one goes to sleep here, one never wakes up.
2. Dorothy Stroud, “CAPABILITY” BROWN (Faber & Faber, 1975, Revised Ed.1984)
3. Gerald Wilkinson ‘A History of Britain’s Trees’ (Hutchinson & Co Ltd, 1981)
4. William Shakespeare’s play ‘As You Like It’ c1600, first published 1623.