Two large "Sarsens" or megaliths lie by the side of the building, and a magnificent yew stands in the churchyard.
"Wanderings in Wessex" by Edric Holmes
Here again all the stones are sarsens and all are carefully worked.
"Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders" by T. Eric Peet
The alternative name Sarsen, has an interesting derivation.
"Stonehenge" by Frank Stevens
Some sarsen stones just showed above the grass: the old folk say that these boulders grow in size and increase in number.
"Round About a Great Estate" by Richard Jefferies
Many of the sarsen stones or greywethers of S.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Here lies a sarsen-stone, hard as iron, about a foot thick, the top of which chances to be smooth and level.
"Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies
Thuck sarsen be all five hunderd weight.
"Greene Ferne Farm" by Richard Jefferies
The wind of the downland charmed his bones So off he went for the Sarsen Stones.
"Reynard the Fox" by John Masefield
Feathery ash in leathery Lambourne
Waves above the sarsen stone,
And Edwardian plantations
So coniferously moan
As to make the swelling downland,
Far surrounding, seem their own.
"Upper Lambourne" by Sir John Betjeman