|Godstone Village in Surrey provides a central hub to explore various interesting sites ranging from the Mesolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages.
This is great to find just outside of the M25 and a short trip away from London!
Recent Mesolithic finds are found at North Park Farm
Near to the village are the remains of some Bronze Age tumuli and are well worth checking out. North of the village green - take the public footpath by the Hare And Hounds pub and after 100 yards or so enter the field marked as Hilly Fields which is marked as owned by English Heritage, and follow the path(s) to the north where there is an obvious incline containing supposedly two Bronze Age barrows. There are no signs but a deliberate path has been cut and takes you up and onto a clearly defined mound – where the centre appears slightly hollow (no doubt from historical digging).
I struggled to pinpoint the location of the second barrow due to the summer plant growth (yay! thistles too!) but presumed it was directly south on the rise below the main barrow. The field undulates before you with many possibilities that this could have been a cemetery, but is rudely cut off to the north by a fence and the boundary to a private reservoir.
To the south east of the village and the Parish church at Leigh Place there is evidence of an Iron Age fort and a spring called Diana… link here
Posted by Jonnee23
29th June 2006ce
Edited 29th June 2006ce