Stop the quarrying at Thornborough Henges

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The Petition of Mr George Chaplin and TimeWatch

Declares that The Thornborough Henges in Yorkshire form the central part of a complex of ancient monuments that are of great national and international significance and whose landscape setting contains widespread and important archaeological remains related to these structures. These are located at Thornborough, Catterick, Boroughbridge, Nunwick, Cana Barn and Hutton Moor.

It has come to our attention that quarrying activities are destroying important archaeological remains near to the Thornborough Henges, and that current protection for the "ritual landscape" which extends beyond the visible scheduled monuments is inadequate.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons take all necessary steps to ensure that all quarrying activities be excluded from within a one mile radius of all the scheduled monuments known as the Thornborough Henges, these include the Central, Southern and Northern Henges, and the Thornborough Cursus.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.