People and places of historical interest in Thurrock
Langdon Hills - the home of early man
Artefacts from the Stone Age residents of Thurrock have been found in most parts of the area. Langdon Hills has been particularly identified as a home of Mesolithic hunter gatherers. Whenever the ground at the summit is disturbed, stone age evidence emerges. Finds from this area include flint blades, stone axes and pot boilers as well as Neolithic arrow heads. The above picture is from the cover of Panorama 34.
The view from Langdon Hills in 1767 was described by Arthur
The original parish church is now a private residence.
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