Butser Ancient Farm

  • Period : Iron Age - Roman
  • Type: Settlement
  • Address: Petersfield, Hampshire
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Opened in 1974, Butser Ancient Farm consists of an Iron Age enclosure (which contains four roundhouses, structures, animals and crops of the period) and the only reconstructed Roman Villa in Britain (see on the left of the picture below).

Butser Ancient Farm hosts a number of events throughout the year, including demonstrations and workshops. Every year the staff build a Wicker-Man for the festival of Beltain, to be burnt it in a public ceremony on the Saturday nearest May Eve.

 

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