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Springfield Bronze Age Enclosure Tour – HOD

Springfield Bronze Age Enclosure Tour – HOD 12 September 2020

A fantastic opportunity to explore one of the forgotten gems of Chelmsford’s history, a Bronze Age enclosure used as the home of an important chief around 850 BC.


With the help of local historians, visitors will learn what life was like in this special corner of prehistoric Chelmsford, when swords were forged, strange rituals were carried out and the land was used as a cemetery.


Visitors can view the Bronze Age enclosure itself, which is very well preserved in a peaceful oasis of green space sandwiched between commercial and residential areas. The guide will describe how the site was the home of an important Chelmsford leader towards the end of the Bronze Age while being part of a Stonehenge-like ritual landscape which included a mortuary enclosure, Neolithic enclosure and nationally-important cursus monument, all now lost. Visitors will be taken on a tour inside the Bronze Age enclosure, teaching them why it was built and what life was like for the inhabitants, before showing them the archaeological pits left from the excavation of the adjacent Anglo-Saxon cemetery.


There are 3 tour times on 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th of September, each tour lasts for an hour and is hosted by historian Alex Marshall.

Saturday 12th:

Sunday 13th:

Saturday 19th:

Sunday 20th:


There will be a virtual tour film available via Chelmsford Civic Society YouTube channel for those unable to attend.


Covid-19 Requirements

For the protection of yourself and others attending this event we are required to issue the following guidelines which need to be adhered to while you are in attendance and under the control of the local Heritage Open Days organiser.

1) If you are feeling unwell or showing signs of a fever please do not attend this event and inform the Chelmsford Civic Society.

2) For protection, it would be preferred if you can wear a mask. In addition, social distancing needs to be maintained at all times whilst you are attending the event.

3) Although hand sanitiser may be available at the site it is recommended that you bring your own for use while you are attending the event.

4) After attending the event if within five to seven days you feel unwell or are showing signs of Covid-19 please inform the Chelmsford Civic Society and the NHS.


Chelmsford Heritage Open Days is a festival running from 11th – 20th September, in and around Chelmsford and online. For more details on all the events click the links below. Subscribe to the YouTube channel to keep up to date with streaming events and virtual tours.


Chelmsford Civic Society Facebook

Chelmsford Civic Society online

Chelmsford Civic Society YouTube channel


September 12
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Chelmsford Civic Society


Springfield Lyons
Springfield Lyons Bronze Age Enclosure North-east of Chelmer Village Way
Chelmsford, Essex CM2 5AR
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