New Discoveries at Corfe Castle
by Paula Tegerdine of 'This is Purbeck' online
Wednesday 04 February 2004
Quietly hidden among the rolling hills of Purbeck is a unique and important archaeological landscape.
A report just published by English Heritage reveals the extent of earthworks, medieval field patterns and trackways at Corfe Common, near Corfe Castle.
The area has attracted the interest of antiquarians for centuries because of its eight Bronze Age barrows (burial mounds).
English Heritage's latest research has revealed another two barrows on East Common and identified other features showing how the land has been used for farming over the centuries.
An impressive prehistoric or Romano-British field system known as `Celtic fields' were identified on the southern flank of the common. Read on here...
Posted by Jane
4th February 2004ce
Edited 16th February 2004ce