The History of North Curry

Early North Curry

Man has, for several thousand years, inhabited the area now occupied by the parish of North Curry. It consisted of a vast inlet of the sea (saltmarsh) and many small islands of sand and rock with patches of grass, reeds and rushes. These islets such as Nythe, Thong, Lyng and Athelney with vegetation of willow, alder, sedges and brambles, provided refuge and campsites for hunters and gatherers who occasionally visited the area. They moved across the area in dugouts or rafts and were superseded by the first farmers c.6,000 years ago. These people, as well as hunting, fishing and gathering wild foods, worked the land in their need to produce food and provide shelter, building trackways to transport themselves and their animals over the marshes. We have evidence of their existence by the unearthing of numerous flint tools, a flint arrowhead and numerous pieces of Iron Age pottery, and can say with some certainty that Bronze Age and Iron Age peoples worked our land. Some of these artefacts, and those of later periods, can be found with the North Curry Society.


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