Which iconic landmark was once owned by a private citizen?
Stonehenge is one of the world's most famous monuments, and is regarded as a British cultural icon. However, about a century ago, a man named Cecil Chubb purchased the monument for £6,600 at an auction as a gift for his wife. Stonehenge had been privately owned since the 12th century. When the Antrobus family sold off their estate at auction in 1915, Stonehenge was purchased by Mr. Chubb. In 1918, Chubb deeded Stonehenge into public ownership and stipulated that the public shouldn’t pay "a sum exceeding one shilling" for a visit. In return for his gift, Chubb received the title “First Baronet of Stonehenge.”
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