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Farthing Downs

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

<b>Farthing Downs</b>Posted by Jonnee23Image © Soundnet Associates 2006
Also known as:
  • Fairdean Downs

Nearest Town:Purley (3km N)
OS Ref (GB):   TQ299583 / Sheet: 187
Latitude:51° 18' 30.31" N
Longitude:   0° 8' 10.1" W

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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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English Heritage

Full description of this multi-phase site.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th January 2012ce