Hot weather in UK re­veals an­cient sites

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS -

Bri­tain’s hottest sum­mer since 1976 has pro­vided un­ex­pected ar­chae­o­log­i­cal dis­cov­er­ies. A re­mark­able num­ber of crop marks have ap­peared show­ing the pres­ence of some­thing that has lain undis­cov­ered for many hun­dreds or thou­sands of years. Dis­cov­er­ies in­clude a Ro­man fort­let, early me­dieval ceme­tery and ‘ghost gar­dens’ such as the one re­vealed above at Gawthorpe Hall near Burn­ley in Lan­cashire.

De­signed in 1850 by Charles Barry, the gar­den was cov­ered up af­ter WWII. But Na­tional Trust staff now think that other gar­dens may have ex­isted be­fore that de­signed by Sir Barry.

The ghost gar­den at Gawthorpe Hall

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