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Drayton Cursus


<b>Drayton Cursus</b>Posted by wysefoolImage © wysefool
Nearest Town:Abingdon (2km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SU491947 / Sheets: 164, 174
Latitude:51° 38' 54.34" N
Longitude:   1° 17' 24.93" W

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<b>Drayton Cursus</b>Posted by wysefool


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During 1981 and 1982 an area of the East ditch was dug. Radiocarbon dates from material from the lower levels of the ditch indicated a date of 2900BC.

Mesolithic remains were also found.

'E T Leeds investigated Neolithic, Bronze Age and Anglo-Saxon sites near the cursus on the second terrace, and the Abingdon Society has excavated a Neolithic henge and bronze age remains to the north of the Cursus.'

from 'Excavations on the Cursus at Drayton, Oxon'
R Ainslie & J Wallis, Oxoniensia LII
wysefool Posted by wysefool
11th November 2007ce


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Aerial photo on English Heritage site

Very clear crop marks showing the southern end of the cursus and the later Bronze Age barrow ditches. The photo is taken from the north-west and the crossroads (unnamed metalled road heading south to Milton, and Drayton East Way track) on the left of the picture is at SU487937.
Posted by drbob
7th May 2006ce