Tag Archives: cursuses

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

Rate this:

Posted in Cursus Monuments, England (south), Suffolk | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Cursus Monuments, Yorkshire, East | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Brigantia (Northern England), Cursus Monuments, Yorkshire, East | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Brigantia (Northern England), Cursus Monuments, Yorkshire, East | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Rate this:

Posted in Brigantia (Northern England), Cursus Monuments, Yorkshire, East | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Cursus Monuments, Middlesex | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Cursus Monuments, England (south), Essex | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sonning Cursus, Reading, Berkshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SU 7669 7599 Archaeology & History Barely visible nowadays, the site was described by archaeologist Steve Ford (1987) as, “a very convincing cropmark with markedly rectangular end with entrance gap” at its far eastern … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Berkshire, Cursus Monuments | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Cambridgeshire, Cursus Monuments | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment