Shiftless, roving and magotie-headed

Described once as shiftless, roving and magotie-headed, John Aubrey was one of the first people to describe and map Avebury in any detail. While out hunting one day Aubrey writes, "...the chase led us... through the village of Aubury: where I was wonderfully surprised at the site of these vast stones, of which I had never heard before, as also the mighty bank and grasse about it."