Category Archives: Settlement/Enclosures

Uphall Camp, Ilford, Essex

Hillfort (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference –TQ 4383 8510 Archaeology & History This prehistoric site was a giant – a huge fucker of an ‘enclosure’, a ‘settlement’, a ‘camp’—call-it-what-you-will.  More than a mile in circumference and an internal area of 48 acres … Continue reading

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Modsary, Tongue, Sutherland

Hut Circle:  OS Grid Reference – NC 65189 61639 Getting Here Along the A836 between Tongue and Bettyhill—nearly 5 miles (7.75km) east of Tongue—take the minor road north to Modsary and Skerray.  Some 1.75 miles along you’ll notice an inland loch … Continue reading

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Talmine (west), Melness, Tongue, Sutherland

Settlement:  OS Grid Reference – NC 5764 6248 — NEW FIND Getting Here Along the A836 road between Durness and Tongue, take the minor road north to Melness and Talmine. 400 yards or so past Talmine Stores shop, walk left up … Continue reading

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Newton Bridge Enclosure, Fowlis Wester, Perthshire

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – NN 8884 3155 Getting Here Venture along the A822 Crieff to Dunkeld road, turning down into the gorgeous Sma’ Glen.  Nearly 1 mile past Ossian’s Stone, just past where the road crosses the River Almond, walk along the track on your … Continue reading

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Cratcliff East Enclosure, Harthill, Derbyshire

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – SK 2259 6238 Getting Here Taking the roughly north-south road betwixt the village of Elton and the town of Youlgreave, rising up to see the great rock outcrop of Robin Hood’s Stride, park-up by the roadside … Continue reading

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Power Station Road, Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Settlement (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 932 733 Archaeology & History An extensive site that was uncovered when a housing estate was being built on the south-side of Power Station Road at the end of the 20th century.  During … Continue reading

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Baston Manor, Hayes, Kent

Settlement:  OS Grid Reference – TQ 407 649 Archaeology & History This settlement site was found thanks to the good work of the Bromley & West Kent Archaeology Group in the 1960s, when they decided to do follow-up work to … Continue reading

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Hickford Hill, Belchamp St Paul, Essex

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – TL 7872 4537 Archaeology & History Several hundred yards northeast from Hickford Hill, a cluster of prehistoric sites could once be seen close to each other just south of the River Stour below line of … Continue reading

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Shealwalls Enclosure, Alyth, Perthshire

Enclosure:  OS Grid reference – NO 23922 51484  —  NEW FIND Getting Here Take the B954 north out of the Alyth, up through the hills.  After just over 2 miles (3km), take the left turn up to Bamff.  Go along … Continue reading

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Baile Mhargaite Enclosure 1, Bettyhill, Sutherland

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – NC 69843 61228 Also Known as: Bail Margait Margaret’s Town Getting Here Take the A836 road west out of Bettyhill, down the road and cross the river on the tiny bridge.  From here, go over … Continue reading

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