the green


Several of Maton'spaintings feature the oldest (discounting The Mount) part of the town – The Green. The site of a Saxon village, this part of Marlborough has remained virtually unchanged for 300 years.

Today, visitors to this delightful part of Marlborough will find a blue plaque dedicated to William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, who grew up in the town, although he never liked the place – it was renamed as Stilbourne and became the setting for his 1967 novel The Pyramid.




back to 'visiting marlborough'