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Stratford St. Mary Cursus, Suffolk

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – TM 0486 3433 Archaeology & History This short and dead straight cursus monument was first described in John Hedges’ (1981) survey, and later mentioned in Harding & Lee’s (1987) corpus on British henges as … Continue reading

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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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Whispering Knights, Rollright, Oxfordshire

Chambered Tomb:  OS Grid Reference – SP 29936 30841 Also Known as: Five Knights Getting Here Follow the directions to reach the Rollrights stone circle, from Chipping Norton.  Walk past the entrance to the circle along the road for a coupla … Continue reading

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Woodhenge, Dorchester, Oxfordshire

Timber Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SU 5775 9513 Also Known as: Dorchester 3 NMR NUMBER: SU 59 NE 53 Site no. 371.21.1 Archaeology & History Although ascribed as a wooden ‘henge’ by archaeologist Jean Cook, the site is … Continue reading

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Big Rings Henge, Dorchester, Oxfordshire

Henge (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SU 572 953 Archaeology & History Very close to the once impressive Dorchester Cursus, this double-ringed prehistoric monument can no longer be seen thanks to the self-righteous arrogance of modern industrialists who care little … 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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Potlock Cursus, Findern, Derbyshire

Cursus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SK 314 287 to SK 321 289 Also known as: Findern Cursus Findern-Willington Cursus Potlocks Cursus Twyford Cursus Archaeology & History Destroyed by the usual mixture of intensive farming practices and the self-righteous advance … 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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