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Mans Occupation of Charley

Through archaeological finds, the human occupation of the Charley area can be traced back to the Stone Age. Evidence of human presence during the Bronze and Iron Age and the Roman Occupation has also been found.

Its not until after the Norman conquest can the area boast written and visible evidence on the surface of mans activity in the area.

Until the "Enclosure Act" in the early part of the19th century the majority of the Charnwood Forest and the Charley area was classed as a "Waste" and was very sparsely populated. The landscape consisted of pockets of woodland with small areas of very poor grazing between at best and moor land with rocky outcrops at worst.

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Items of Historical interest in the Charley area



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