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Marden Henge (and Hatfield Barrow)



Mike Pitts mentions the following in his 'Hengeworld' book:

In 1769, John Mayo (local vicar) wrote a letter to the Society of Antiquaries in London. A farmer had levelled part of the bank surrounding Marden the previous year and had found a human skeleton, which Mayo reckoned to have been a person "about 6ft 2 or 3 inches high."

Interestingly, he also noted that "a great many Staggs Horns were digged up." - of course, antlers have been found at many other neolithic sites (Avebury for example), having been used to dig out the giant ditches.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd November 2004ce

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