Category Archives: Cambridgeshire

Robin Hood & Little John, Castor, Northamptonshire

‘Standing Stones’:  OS Grid Reference — TL 1395 9839 Also Known as: St. Edmund’s Stones Archaeology & History A curious and intriguing site with as many questions about its nature as there is its folklore.  Moved around by the irritating … Continue reading

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Holy Well, Longthorpe, Peterborough, Northamptonshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid-Reference – TL 1678 9815 Also known as: St. Cloud’s Well Getting Here From Thorpe Green, Longthorpe, then take the Larklands road.  Once a copse of trees appears at the front near a T-junction, the well can … Continue reading

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Bartlow Hills, Bartlow, Cambridgeshire

Tumuli:  OS Grid Reference – TL 586 449 Also Known as: The Three Hills Getting Here The best way to get here (when we went anyway, quite a few years back now), was via the old church . At the … Continue reading

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Mutlow Hill, Great Wilbraham, Cambridge

Tumulus:  OS Grid Reference – TL 5466 5437 Archaeology & History This once-impressive Bronze Age tomb is now much denuded and stands besides the legendary Fleam Dyke.  The name of Mutlow was first used to describe this site in the … Continue reading

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Oliver Cromwell’s Hill, Eye, Cambridgeshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TF 232 018 Archaeology & History Very little was known about this now lost burial mound.  It was one of several nearby but, thankfully, the local historian and archaeologist E. Thurnam Leeds (who once … Continue reading

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Maxey Cursus, Cambridgeshire

Cursus:  OS Grid Reference – TF 125 078 Archaeology & History Much of this site has unfortunately been completely destroyed.  Thought by Colin Burgess (2001) to be one of the earliest cursus monuments,  it was Paul Devereux (1989) who gave … Continue reading

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