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Rudston ‘D’ Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus: OS Grid Reference – TA 099 717 to TA 096 679 Archaeology & History To the north of Rudston village and its giant standing stone, running roughly parallel with the divinatory waters of the Gypsey Race river and passing … Continue reading

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Rudston ‘C’ Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus:  OS Grid Reference – TA 0914 6809 – TA 1014 6803 Archaeology & History Of the four giant linear cursus monuments that were laid out around the landscape that holds Britain’s largest standing stone—the Rudston monolith—this one, the Rudston ‘C’ … Continue reading

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Benson Cursus, Benson, Oxfordshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SU 624 910 to SU 629 919 Also Known as: Crowmarsh Cursus Archaeology & History Any remains of this once sacred site are now beneath the airport between Benson and Ewelme, a couple of … Continue reading

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Rudston ‘A’ Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus:  OS Grid Reference — TA 0998 6577 to TA 1016 6802 Also known as: Beacon Cursus Rudston Cursus 1 Woldgate Cursus Archaeology & History The site has been known about for nearly 150 years, albeit mistakenly as a series of prehistoric … Continue reading

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Rudston B Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus:  OS Grid Reference – TA 0805 6697 to TA 0944 6755  Rudston Cursus 2 Archaeology & History One of the four (known) cursus monuments around Rudston: this one stretches between the Ordnance Survey coordinates TA 081669 near Kilham Grange … Continue reading

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Stanwell Cursus, Heathrow, Surrey

Cursus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 0545 7431 to TQ 0448 7782 Also Known as: Heathrow Cursus Archaeology & History Running roughly north-to-south, this cursus was 2¼ miles long (3600 metres) and comprised of two linear sections from a … Continue reading

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Springfield Cursus, Chelmsford, Essex

Cursus Monument (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TL 735 084 Also Known as: Springfield Barnes Cursus Archaeology & History The first cursus monument discovered in Essex, archaeologists were fortunate when they came to excavate the site in 1979 as they … Continue reading

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Lesser Cursus, Larkhill, Wiltshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SU 105 435 Also Known as: Small Cursus Stonehenge Smaller Cursus Archaeology & History Just like its much larger companion, the Stonehenge Cursus earthwork a short distance to the south, this Lesser or Small … Continue reading

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Stonehenge Cursus, Wiltshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SU 1094 4292 to SU 1370 4319 Also Known as: The Cursus The Greater Cursus, Stonehenge Archaeology & History Not far south of the smaller Lesser Cursus monument, this huge linear earthwork was the very … Continue reading

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Thornborough Cursus, North Yorkshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SE 285 794 Archaeology & History In the midst of the great henge monuments at Thornborough — specifically, the central henge — archaeologist Ian Longworth (1965) said there “was built …a still earlier structure … Continue reading

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