On my last visit to Wanborough Church I noticed these strange carvings in the stonework of the north west corner. The recumbent stone can be seen on the ground beyond. They did not look modern and closer examination reveals other straight scratch marks to the left of the holes. Maybe of no significance but intriguing – I could not find any other marks elsewhere.
Wanborough hit the headlines in the 1980s with the discovery of a romano-celtic temple built over the site of an iron age temple. It is estimated that metal detectorists plundered up to 20,000 coins from the site and it was this crisis which instigated the changes in the law of Treasure Trove. The location of this site at E 492013 N 149598 is just on the south edge of a trackway called Green Lane and is some 120 metres from the eight Druid Mile point on bearing 242 degrees . Further research needed.