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Boxted Cross Henge, Colchester, Essex

Henge Monument:  OS Grid Reference – TM 0093 3277 Archaeology & History As with many sites in Southern England, intensive agriculture has taken its toll on the archaic monuments.  The Boxted Cross henge is no exception and hardly any elements … 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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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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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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Hutton Moor Henge, Dishforth, North Yorkshire

Henge:  OS Grid Reference – SE 3525 7351 Getting Here From junction 49 on the A1 (M), Dishforth turn-off, bear west on the Copt Hewick and Ripon road.  100 yards past Copt Hewick, take the track on the right-side of … Continue reading

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