Hot weather in UK reveals ancient sites
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