Prehistoric Features at Ling Hall Quarry, Church Lawford

Description of this historic site

Ongoing excavations at Ling Hall Quarry (1989-1999) have uncovered various features of Prehistoric date. These include Mesolithic flints, Bronze Age burial remains, pit alignments and Iron Age hut circle and land holdings. Also pits, post holes, gullies and multi-period finds.

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Prehistoric features and finds
1 Ongoing excavations at Ling Hall Quarry (1989-1999) have uncovered several features/finds of prehistoric date. A small group of Mesolithic flints represents the earliest human activity on site. The next phase is Early Bronze Age, comprising an urn cremation burial and elsewhere a post hole alignment interpreted as evidence of boundary construction. The alignment is later replaced by a system of land holdings defined by pit alignments. A mini ring ditch also dates to this era. Several Iron Age rectangular enclosures are built axially on the later alignments. An Iron Age round house, several banana gullies and numerous small pits and postholes also found together with pottery assemblage and a single quern fragment. A neighbouring site had a banana gully and three four-post structures that were interpreted as mortuary activity.

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