front: Here stood the oak tree, on which an arrow shot by Sir Walter Tyrrell at a stag, glanced and struck King William the Second, surnamed Rufus on the breast, of which he instantly died, on the second day of August, ANNO 1100. right: King William the Second surnamed Rufus being slain as before related was laid in a cart belonging to one Purkis and drawn from hence to Winchester and buried in the cathedral church of that city. left: That the spot where an event so memorable might not hereafter be forgotten, the enclosed stone was set up by John, Lord Delaware, who had seen the tree growing in this place. This stone having been much mutilated and the inscriptions on each of its three sides defaced this more durable memorial with the original inscriptions was erected in the year 1841 by Wm Sturges Bourne Warden.


height: 90mm

Matching Arms

matching arms: King William Rufus

Additional Notes

Listed as a new shape and illustrated in the 8th edition of The Goss Record, where it also featured in an advertisement by the local Rufus Stone agent. The advertisement states that the agent could supply the arms of the New Forest in addition to those of King Rufus so these might also be considered as matching. The inscription is spread over all 3 sides of the model.