It constitutes quite a legal precedent. Mr and Mrs Jackdaw of Stonehenge and their relatives may have been in continuous residence for 3,500 years.

Did you know that anti bird nesting netting was an addition to Stonehenge made whilst they were replacing the mortar under a Scheduled Monuments Consent (SMC)? Yet the consent makes no mention of installing netting. Is it not therefore a criminal offence? https://historicengland.org.uk/advice/hpg/consent/smc/

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Interviewed by the Journal Mr Jackdaw stated “It’s not as if we haven’t paid rent in terms of giving pleasure to visitors and providing the only living link to the old days. Nor have we done much damage. It’s not like we’re planning to gouge a ruddy great trench through the World Heritage landscape”.