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Farthing Downs

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


A real treasure to discover in South London, and close to Croydon!

Stone / Iron Age, Roman and Saxon history in abundance – all located on common open grassland on a ridge leading into the North Downs and ancient woodlands and pastures, that commands great views stretching as far as to The City and Docklands around the surrounding urban and rural landscape.

Visible today are low banks indicating ancient trackways and Iron Age fields, and the excavated remains of several 6th or 7th century Saxon burial mounds, of which at least seven are clearly defined on the Downs' landscape.
Jonnee23 Posted by Jonnee23
17th April 2006ce
Edited 17th April 2006ce

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