Time Spotter

'In former days the churches and great houses hereabouts did so abound with monuments and things remarkable, that it would have deterred an antiquary from undertaking it. But as Pythagoras did guess at the vastness of Hercules' stature by the length of his foot, so among these ruins are remains enough left for a man to give a guess what noble buildings were made by the piety, charity, and magnanimity of our forefathers.'

John Aubrey. April 28, 1670.