IN A bizarre turn of events, TV-star celebrity James Corden has found himself caught between Jersey officials who wish to repatriate a prehistoric monument from his back garden in Henley-On-Thames.

The Mont De La Ville dolmen, a neolithic structure, was moved from its place of origin in St Helier, Jersey, to the home in the Wokingham borough back in 1788 - now Jersey politicians are calling for the chat show host to bring it back.

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The Druid's temple currently resides in the 43-acre home belonging to Mr Corden, the home of which is currently valued at £8.5 million.

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Deputy Kirsten Morel, the island’s culture minister, told the Jersey Evening Post: ‘This is not a situation like the Elgin Marbles because the dolmen was a gift from Jersey, so there is no argument for having it back as a matter of principle. It would be a lovely idea but there is a long way to go.’

The structure was first given as a gift to Field Marshall Henry Seymour Conway, who shipped them to mainland England more than 230 years ago.

Field Marshall Conway received the gift, now a grade II listed monument, as a sign of thanks for helping the island construct defensive towers to prevent a French invasion.

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Corden acquired the Mont de la Ville dolmen when he purchased Templecombe House near Berkshire last December.

Although the Jersey officials have called on Mr Corden and his wife Mrs Julia Carey to be able to move them, it is understood that the Wokingham Borough Council would have to grant planning permission for their removal.

Cllr John Halsall, Wokingham Borough Council leader, said: "We are not yet in a position to make any comment, as there's not been a planning application made to us. we would really need to react to an application."

Personally speaking, he added: "I've really never thought about it - it's been here in the 72 years I've been here, and I never thought there would be an issue with it - apparently there is, and that has to work out its due course."

The Jersey Government is set to contact the actor and TV presenter to ask if he would support Assistant Economic Development Minister Kirsten Morel, who has political responsibility for culture, may have to consider writing to the star asking if the stones can be repatriated to Jersey.

Deputy Morel said that he would like to "continue to look into the project" of rehousing the dolmen in Jersey.

But he said last month that there was "a long way to go" before the request might become reality, especially as the structure has Grade-II-listed status.

Estate agents Knight Frank and Savills jointly handled the sale of Templecombe House, describing it in a brochure as offering "parkland splendour with unique dwelling and great potential" in a "very special setting" with "complete privacy."

The main house, which is described as c-shaped with an internal floor space of about 3,000 sq ft, was built in 1965 by an unknown architect said to have been inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The property also has a two-bedroom gate lodge, a summerhouse, staff lodgings and a tennis court.