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Beeby Tub, henge & Holy well. Leicestershire

Although now studying at Oxford as a mature student (30's), i originate from Leicestershire. This area is not known for richness in prehistoric monuments, but has the mighty Iron age Hill fort of Borough near at hand to Beeby. I have found some evidence which sugests that the site of the now defunct Anglican church of (all Saints) & its infamous unfinished spire (The Tub), occupies a much older site.

It is thought that the church occupies a henge monument, and there is a holy well adjacent to the church. Does anybody have any thoughts on this?

Within a range of several miles is the Bronze-age trackway(the Ridgemere), running for 5-6 miles between Tilton on the hill > Near: Syston; here stands a singular standing stone known locally as 'The Moody-Bush' stone, also referred to as Moade stone. I recall reading some 'idealogy' that this is a marker for some manoral court of the 'Goscote Hundred', or that it possibly marks a lost village of Merton or Mereton??

Again several miles east, lies the village of Queniborough, which yards from the church lie two recumbant stones. So this little part of Leicestershire has more than obviously realised in academic texts.

If anybody has any ideas in relation to this, please e-mail me.

Posted by mooncat
11th December 2004ce

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