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Henge found on North Downs from satellite images

A BBC video on the discovery of this (slightly empty) henge.....

Circular earthworks dating back to the stone age have been discovered on the North Downs in Kent.

The henge was found after satellite images were studied by archaeologists.

The circle is about 50m across and archaeologists said bones discovered in the area suggest it was a religious site.
moss Posted by moss
24th August 2012ce

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Thanks, i was seeing if i could see from above where this was near Harrietsham [ i couldn't ], but take a look at 872516 - there's clearly another big circle there, it stood out a mile- get the place on the os maps and then look on google maps, see what you think, and does anybody know where the found "henge" is? It may be near partridge farm water lane and At the top of the field on the left opposite the grain store we will pass the site of last years archaeology dig where it is claimed that remains of a henge were ... and then page won't load, please help!!! bladup Posted by bladup
24th August 2012ce
Okay, don't ask me anything technical to do with maps but this link might help placing it near Maidstone....

I think the reason no facts are given is because of metal detectorists ruining the archaeology, but otherwise try the following, maybe the same maybe not.....

Mike Pitts in Britarch Nov/Dec 2011 gives a name of Hollingbourne for a circular ditch with two breaks called a henge by the excavator now whether they are one and the same I can't say! Though he does say for this 'henge' that pottery identification gives it a date of 800-600bc. There is a brief mention on the Meg.Portal.

moss Posted by moss
24th August 2012ce
It's on Court Lodge farm . tiompan Posted by tiompan
24th August 2012ce
Brilliant, thanks a lot, that's where i first looked and then got distracted by reading stuff. bladup Posted by bladup
24th August 2012ce
Go directly to site which is Court Lodge Farm directly west of Harrietsham church (St John Baptist). There is a railway station at Harrirsham from Maidstone or Ashford and the site is on the public footpath north of the station, i would say that makes it on the os map about 869530. bladup Posted by bladup
25th August 2012ce
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