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Re: Circles under churches
Aug 14, 2007, 13:26
Hi Lily dee,
reduce your photos to 750 pixels, then go to the Alton page and upload in photos.... my note from Pevesner on the church below.. Its all very anglo saxon round this area believe they used to be an A/S hanging place up by Adams Grave ;)

Anglo saxon church, shown by the long and short quoin stones at the W end and also, by the narrow tall proportions of the nave. Recent excavation on the north side revealed Saxon pilasters along the nave wall. Foundations of an earlier chancel were also uncovered. Impost moulding also probably A/S. Saxon chancel arch was probably taken down in 1832
Settlement site 1.1/4 miles north from the village, on boundary with Stanton St.Bernard. Probably Iron age, comprises a roughly small circular enclosure with the remains of hut platforms within, in a charter of 905 the site was referred to as eorth byrig.
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