Weybridge. 19 Monument Green. Down there today to begin the weary probate journey.
I stopped out on the green, sat at the foot of a tree for an hour, and sketched the house where EM Forster lived and wrote (1904-1925). It's the house on the right with scaffolding. I guess he wrote all his major novels there - perhaps looking out at the monument to Frederica, the beloved Duchess of York, who lived and died in Weybridge in 1822.
The monument pillar is the one first erected at Seven Dials in London, but taken down when the area became the haunt of disreputables.
In fact, the top of the monument is six-sided, each flat face ready for a sundial. The seventh dial, it is supposed, was the pillar itself and its shadow.