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Winterborne Came 18b, Bincombe, Dorset

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SY 680 860 Also Known as: Monument No.1300126  (Pastscape) Archaeology & History A number of very large prehistoric burial mounds, or tumuli, were destroyed in this part of Dorset in the 19th century, including … Continue reading

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Came Down Carving, Winterborne Came, Bincombe, Dorset

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SY 680 860 Also Known as:  Winterborne Came 18b Carving (Grinsell) Archaeology & History On January 27, 1848, the great Dorsetshire antiquarian Charles Warne sent a letter to the British Archaeological Association about a series … Continue reading

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Woodhenge, Dorchester, Oxfordshire

Timber Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SU 5775 9513 Also Known as: Dorchester 3 NMR NUMBER: SU 59 NE 53 Site no. 371.21.1 Archaeology & History Although ascribed as a wooden ‘henge’ by archaeologist Jean Cook, the site is … Continue reading

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Castle Hill, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – SU 570 925 Also Known as: Sinodun Camp Wittenham Clumps Getting Here Either reach this from Dorchester’s Dyke Hills by crossing the bridge over the Thames at its southwestern side and walk thru the village … Continue reading

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Dyke Hills, Dorchester, Oxfordshire

Settlement:  OS Grid Reference – SU 5735 9364 Also Known as: Dorchester Dykes Dorchester Fort Getting Here Easy to find.  From Dorchester town centre, take the road at the bottom of town where the church is and walk along to … Continue reading

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Big Rings Henge, Dorchester, Oxfordshire

Henge (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SU 572 953 Archaeology & History Very close to the once impressive Dorchester Cursus, this double-ringed prehistoric monument can no longer be seen thanks to the self-righteous arrogance of modern industrialists who care little … Continue reading

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Dorchester Cursus, Oxfordshire

Cursus:  OS Grid Reference – SU 569 958 – SU 581 948 Also Known as: Dorchester-on-Thames Cursus Overy Cursus Archaeology & History Nowadays marked on modern Ordnance Survey maps as part of a ‘Neolithic Sacred Complex,’ this linear monument was … Continue reading

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