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Waulud's Bank



Waulud's Bank earthworks lies on the edge of the Marsh Farm Estate in Leagrave, Luton. The River Lea runs close by, its source located within the vicinity of the surrounding marsh. Archaeological excavations date the site at around 3000 bc. therefore the site probably began its origins in the Neolithic period. The 'D' shape of the site is almost identical to that of Durrington Walls nr Avebury, however the Durrington Walls site has an 'A' road cutting it in half and is almost certainly from a later period 2800-2200bc. than the Waulud's Bank site.

Documents have placed Julius Caesar at the source of the River Lea, and a substantial roman villa once existed in Bramingham Road which borders Waulud's Bank. Interestingly the site is in close proximity to the Icknield Way and about 5 miles in distance from Watling Street in Dunstable - also famous for its Roman History.

The building at the edge of Waulud's Bank was a one time farmhouse called Marsh Farm house the occupants probably owned the acreage that later became the Marsh Farm Estate.
Posted by wbmft
19th January 2003ce
Edited 19th January 2003ce

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