Sitting just to the north east of Bredon Hill and on a small ridge overlooking the River Avon, Cropthorne has a population of approximately 600. It is first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and its Church of St. Michael dates back to the 12th century. The archaeology of the village includes Paleolithic flints, prehistoric and Roman enclosures, a Bronze Age axe and various World War Two features. Cropthorne also has many unique examples of timber-framed thatched cottages from the 16th and 17th centuries and several modern farms.
Our work at Cropthorne has to far focused on a potential hendge feature at Freelands Farm with geophysical survey aiming to identify the exact nature and location of the site. Research into this site should help us further understand the prehistoric settlement of this landscape.
We would gratefully encourage local residence of Cropthorne to get involved in our research by contacting us today.