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The village of Ospringe lies on Watling Street, the road which has linked London-Rochester-Canterbury-Dover since Roman times. In 2003, a detailed archaeological assessment was produced in a volume on Kent’s Historic Towns. Ospringe was not included in this, even though the historic part of the village falls within the modern Faversham town limits. The history of Faversham was not fully understandable without addressing in particular two areas of near ignorance: the prehistory of Ospringe / middle Westbrook valley, and the middle medieval period before the building of the Maison Dieu (around AD1234). For 2 years, FSARG set about Understanding Ospringe, resulting in some exciting and important discoveries.
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