|The summit of Thynghowe, photograph from Friends of Thynghowe Group.|
© Steve Horne and The Friends of Thynghowe
The name of the site indicates its former use as a meeting site either for the parishes upon which it bounds, or for a wider regional scale.
The site could have very ancient origins indeed. The name is of Viking origin, and the site may have occupied an older mound still.
Thynghowe sits in a remote location that could have been an important meeting point way back into pre-history.
The site was rediscovered by Lynda Mallett, Stuart Reddish and John Wood using a perambulation document from 1816.
Work by the Friends of Thynghowe Group in Sherwood Forest is currently being undertaken. Please check out their work and follow their work on http://www.facebook.com/Thynghowe
They arealways looking for interested people and volunteers to join in with their archaeoloigcal fieldwork and historical research.
Please see their website for more information: Friends of Thynghowe group.