A team of archaeologists is rescuing the prehistoric remains of a Neolithic settlement in the path of the A41 by-pass near Kings Langley.

Part of the settlement was discovered only a few hundred yards from where Minister for Roads and Traffic Christopher Chope last month cut the first sod to mark the beginning of the long-awaited road.

Another Neolithic site has been found just above Apsley and is thought to link with the first site in Rucklers Lane, Kings Langley.

If this is true, the whole camp will cover about one kilometre, making it one of the biggest Neolithic finds not only in Hertfordshire but the whole of the country. The settlement is thought to date back to about 3,000BC.

[From the Watford Observer of August 23, 1991]

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