Category Archives: Earthworks

This is more a miscellaneous gathering of archaeological sites whose exact provenance simply remains ‘unknown’, mainly because of a lack of archaeological excavation. In the arena of earthworks we tend to find unclassified settlements, henges, dykes – even hillforts and remains from the medieval period. In the event that a site in this classification section becomes recognized as something specific, we’ll change it and pop it where it belongs!

Winsbury Hill, Marksbury, Somerset

Earthworks (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – ST 6706 6307 Also Known as: Windsbury Hill Archaeology & History Apparently, all traces of the possible prehistoric camp or enclosure that were located by Edward Burrow in the 1920s, seems to have vanished. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Earthworks, England (south), Somerset | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

St. Medan’s Knowe, Kirkton of Airlie, Angus

Cairn:  OS Reference Number – NO 32021 52100 Also Known As: Battle Cairn Canmore 32360 Cantsmill St. Madden’s Knowe Getting Here At Kirkton of Airlie, park next to the church and walk north eastwards along the track, past the houses … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Angus, Cairns, Tombs, Tumuli, Earthworks, Scotland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Witch Hillock, Marykirk, Kincardineshire

Tumulus & (possible) Stone Circle: OS Grid Reference – NO 64400 67323 Also Known as: Canmore ID 36002 Inglismaldie Getting Here Travelling north on the Bridgemill to Fettercairn road, park at the layby just before the junction with the minor road (left) through the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Cairns, Tombs, Tumuli, Earthworks, Kincardineshire, Scotland, Standing Stones, Stone Circles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Beadle Hill, Extwistle, Lancashire

Earthworks:  OS Grid Reference – SD 8895 3420 Archaeology & History The low hill called Beadle Hill is located about half a mile north of Swinden Reservoir between Worsthorne and Haggate in the area called Extwistle. It is just a … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Earthworks, Lancashire | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Castle Hill, Kirklees, Brighouse, West Yorkshire

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – SE 173 216 Getting Here Along the Brighouse to Mirfield A644 road, a half-mile east of M62’s junction 25 on Wakefield Road, note the woodland on your left-hand side, above the walling.  Although on allegedly … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Brigantia (Northern England), Earthworks, Settlement/Enclosures, Yorkshire, West | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Castle Stead, Cullingworth, West Yorkshire

Earthworks:  OS Grid Reference – SE 067 354 Getting Here C.F. Forshaw (1908) told us that “this Castlestead…lies on the high ground between Cullingworth and Denholme, about 300 yards east of the point where te Cullingworth Road meets the Halifax-Keighley … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Brigantia (Northern England), Earthworks, Settlement/Enclosures, Yorkshire, West | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Castlestead Ring, Cullingworth, West Yorkshire

Earthworks:  OS Grid References – SE 0514 3627 Also Known as: Blood Dykes Getting Here Dead easy this one!  On the Keighley-Halifax A629 road, about 500 yards south past Flappit Spring (public house), there’s a small road to your right.  … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Brigantia (Northern England), Earthworks, Settlement/Enclosures, Yorkshire, West | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Danes Dyke, Flamborough, East Yorkshire

Earthworks:  OS Grid Reference – TA 215 692 (south) to TA 213 732 Getting Here A 2½-mile long earthwork can obviously be reached from all sorts of ways, but coming out of Flamborough towards Bridlington (B1255 road) you can go … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Earthworks, Yorkshire, East | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Litton Cheney, Dorset

Timber Circle / Earthworks:  OS Grid Reference – SY 556 917 Getting Here From Litton Cheney go north up the White Way road until it meets the main A35 crossroad.  Go across the road, then get over the fence on … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Dorset, Earthworks, Timber Circles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment