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Spread Eagle Cursus, Aberllynfi, Breconshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SO 162 376 Archaeology & History It seems that very little remains of this site, and there is some doubt over its authenticity.  Described in Alex Gibson’s (1999b) essay on the cursus monuments of … Continue reading

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Sarn-y-Bryn-Caled, Belan, Montgomeryshire

Cursus:  OS grid reference – SJ 217 048 Also Known as: Welshpool Cursus Archaeology & History Much has been written about this ancient site.  Indeed, the archaeologist Alex Gibson (1999) told that, “the ritual complex at Sarn-y-bryn-caled has been extensively … Continue reading

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East Adderbury Cursus, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Cursus: OS Grid Reference – SP 473 372 Also known as: Bodicote Cursus Found a few miles south of Banbury and running in a southeast to northwest alignment, Paul Devereux wrote that, “the crop marks of this cursus fragment were … Continue reading

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Drayton Cursus, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SU 490 941 – SU 492 950 Archaeology & History This minor cursus monument was etched into the landscape in neolithic times.  Found to the south of Abingdon and close to the River Thames, … Continue reading

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Dorchester Cursus, Oxfordshire

Cursus:  OS Grid Reference – SU 569 958 – SU 581 948 Also Known as: Dorchester-on-Thames Cursus Overy Cursus Archaeology & History Nowadays marked on modern Ordnance Survey maps as part of a ‘Neolithic Sacred Complex,’ this linear monument was … Continue reading

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Aston Cursus, Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SK 417 285 to SK 424 296 Also Known as: Aston-upon-Trent Cursus Archaeology & History Once to be seen running from the edges of Weston Grange northeast by the canal around Acrelane Bridge, this … Continue reading

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