Category Archives: Yorkshire, East

Ruston Beacon, Ruston Parva, East Yorkshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TA 0584 6128 Archaeology & History A fallen tumulus that once marked the southwestern side of the village boundary line, and was once adjacent to the prehistoric Green Dikes earthworks that once passed here.  … Continue reading

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Firtholme, Easington, East Yorkshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TA 4160 1748 Archaeology & History In and around East Yorkshire, the fabled Yorkshire antiquarians William Greenwell and J.R. Mortimer uncovered and excavated many now-lost prehistoric tombs—some of which, beneath the rounded tumulus of … Continue reading

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Rudston ‘D’ Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus: OS Grid Reference – TA 099 717 to TA 096 679 Archaeology & History To the north of Rudston village and its giant standing stone, running roughly parallel with the divinatory waters of the Gypsey Race river and passing … Continue reading

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Rudston ‘C’ Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus:  OS Grid Reference – TA 0914 6809 – TA 1014 6803 Archaeology & History Of the four giant linear cursus monuments that were laid out around the landscape that holds Britain’s largest standing stone—the Rudston monolith—this one, the Rudston ‘C’ … Continue reading

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St Austin’s Stone, High Hunsley, East Yorkshire

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – SE 93360 34443 Also known as: St. Augustine’s Stone St Austin’s Rock Folklore The folklorist John Nicholson (1890) wrote about this “block of natural concrete standing at the head of Drewton Dale, near South … Continue reading

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Rudston Monolith, East Yorkshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – TA 09803 67740 Getting Here To get to the monolith travel along the B1253 road to the west of Bridlington for about 5 miles or from York take the A166 in an easterly direction … Continue reading

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Nafferton Slack, Driffield, East Yorkshire

Standing Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TA 040 587 Archaeology & History Information on this stone is sparse and the grid-reference cited is a close approximation of its precise location.  And were it not for the records of Victorian … Continue reading

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Rudston ‘A’ Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus:  OS Grid Reference — TA 0998 6577 to TA 1016 6802 Also known as: Beacon Cursus Rudston Cursus 1 Woldgate Cursus Archaeology & History The site has been known about for nearly 150 years, albeit mistakenly as a series of prehistoric … Continue reading

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Rudston B Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus:  OS Grid Reference – TA 0805 6697 to TA 0944 6755  Rudston Cursus 2 Archaeology & History One of the four (known) cursus monuments around Rudston: this one stretches between the Ordnance Survey coordinates TA 081669 near Kilham Grange … Continue reading

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Kemp Howe, Sledmere, East Yorkshire

Long Barrow:  OS Grid Reference – SE 962 662 Archaeology & History In the superb work of the legendary J.R. Mortimer (1905) he tells what was found when him and his team excavated this “remarkable barrow,” as he called it.  … Continue reading

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