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The Devil's Churchyard



from Oxoniensia vol LI 1986

'in 1979 an earthwork enclosure known as the Devil's Churchyard was cleared of trees and undergrowth. The enclosure and associated boundary ditches have since been dated by excavation to the mid to late Iron Age.'

The site is described in the report as a heart-shaped enclosure of about 1 acre. A recent ash tree plantation has obliterated the NW earthworks.

From the ditch fills were identified bones of cattle, sheep and dog. Worked flint was also found, as was pottery which dated the site to the Iron Age.
wysefool Posted by wysefool
12th May 2007ce

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