Houghton church uncovers evidence of pagan worship

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS working at an historic North-East church have discovered evidence that the site may have been used for worship since the Stone Age.

St Michael and All Angels, Church, in Houghton-le-Spring, has been a site of Christian worship for nearly 1,000 years, but a stone circle found on the site suggests that it may have been used by pagans in Neolithic times.

The discovery has helped the Anglican parish church win a coveted Red Rose award from Visit England, due to be awarded next week....

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