Category Archives: Brigantia (Northern England)

To search for any sites in the northern counties of England (previously known as Brigantia), click on the list of relevant counties, below. Please note that not all these english counties were truly in Brigantia, but they came close to its southern edges; and as parts of them tickle the edges of the southern Pennines, I thought they should be included. Hope that’s OK with everyone!

Nor Hill, Skipton Moor, North Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 02181 51125 Getting Here Along the A65 near Draughton, go (south) uphill at Height Lane until it levels out.  ¾-mile (1.2km) up, a modernized stone milepost is where the road crosses the ancient Roman … Continue reading

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Holy Well, Bingfield, Northumberland

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid reference – NZ 01 74 Archaeology & History We add this site in the hope that a local historian may be able to rediscover its whereabouts.  Long since lost, the last account of it was … Continue reading

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Jim Craven’s Well, Thornton, West Yorkshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference — SE 0967 3251? Archaeology & History Another well with considerable supernatural renown was this little-known site near the old village of Thornton, on the western outskirts of Bradford.  We’re not 100% sure about its … Continue reading

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Panorama Stone (227), Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 11466 47285 Also Known as: Carving no.101 (Hedges) Carving no.227 (Boughey & Vickerman) Rocking Stone Getting Here Come out of Ilkley/bus train station and turn right for less than 50 yards, heading left … Continue reading

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Panorama Stone (228), Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 11468 47288 Also Known as: Carving no.100 (Hedges) Carving no.228 (Boughey & Vickerman) Getting Here Come out of Ilkley/bus train station and turn right for less than 50 yards, turning left up towards … Continue reading

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Bury Lane (east), East Morton, West Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 09373 42410 Also Known as: Carving 51 (Hedges) Carving 91 (Boughey & Vickerman) Getting Here From the expanding village of East Morton, by the school at the west-end of the village, walk up the … Continue reading

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Holy Well, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire

Holy Well (destroyed?):  OS Grid Reference — SJ 84596 90400 Archaeology & History In Henry Taylor’s gigantic survey on the Ancient Crosses and Holy Wells of Lancashire (1906), he told that “records of the existence of holy wells in this (district) are scanty … Continue reading

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Gatepost Stone, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 09497 46961 Getting Here From Ilkley, follow the same directions as if you’re going up to the superb Swastika Stone.  Keep walking on the footpath, west, for 65 yards (59m), then walk into the … Continue reading

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Barton Cross, Barton, Preston, Lancashire

Wayside Cross: OS Grid Reference – SD 53502 37332 Also Known as: Historic England Grade II Listed Building No. 1073555 Getting Here The cross is at the roadside on the south side of Barton Lane at the cross roads with … Continue reading

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Cow Keeper’s Field (1), Boulby, Easington, North Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NZ 7540 1922 Also Known as: BOU-5 (Brown & Chappell) Archaeology & History Inside the once prominent prehistoric tomb on the Cow Keeper’s Field, the northern antiquarians William Hornsby and John Laverick (1920) came across … Continue reading

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