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The stimulus for this project came about after hearing that a JCB operator working on the development of Davington in the 1970s had briefly uncovered a stone feature resembling a large tomb. Subsequent enquiries led to a whole set of puzzles about the history of Davington Hall/ Manor which had formerly occupied this site, such as an apparently unrecorded 13th century wall segment and gateway. Local historians had theories about a medieval village on a nearby field associated with Davington Priory. Locals told us about Iron Age pottery being found in the cricket field area, and others showed us collections of worked flints found in their gardens. So, in 2010, FSARG embarked on a mission to solve the Davington Mysteries.
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