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Huntingfield Manor, Litlington

History of Huntingfield Manor

The manor of Huntingfield was given by William the Conqueror to Odo, his goldsmith. It is now (1923) a farm house surrounded by a moat.

At the far end of the meadow there are extensive Roman remains underground.

In 2009 there was a Time Team excavation on the site:

https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/our-work/litlington

2009 Site map of Time Team dig in Litlington (extract)

The map above shows the area to the south known as Heaven’s walls. Traditionally the spot was haunted and children were afraid to go there after dark. In 1821 workmen came across a massive wall of flint and Roman brick. It was then discovered to be a Roman burial site containing urns full of ashes as well as skeletons one of which had a coin between his teeth.

 

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