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Husbands Bosworth Causewayed Enclosure



A Passage from The Scheduled Ancient monuments of Leicestershire and Rutland, by Leonard Cantor:
In the parish of Husbands Bosworth, 175 metres
west of Wheler Lodge Farm (HARBOROUGH, O.S.140 SP640823),
the buried remains of a large causewayed enclosure have
been revealed by recent geophysical survey and
excavations. Two concentric interupted ditches survive
well as a buried feature, and are likely to preserve
artefacts such as pottery fragments and flint tools. Over
50 such enclosures have been recorded nationally,
constructed in the Neolithic period, between about 3000
and 2400BC and continued in use later. They were used for
various functions including settlement, defence and
ceremonial and funerary purposes. Amongst the earliest
field monuments to survive in the modern landscape, they
are considered to be of national importance.
broen Posted by broen
24th November 2005ce
Edited 24th November 2005ce

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