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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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Dyke Hills, Dorchester, Oxfordshire

Settlement:  OS Grid Reference – SU 5735 9364 Also Known as: Dorchester Dykes Dorchester Fort Getting Here Easy to find.  From Dorchester town centre, take the road at the bottom of town where the church is and walk along to … Continue reading

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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

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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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