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Boxted Cross Henge, Colchester, Essex

Henge Monument:  OS Grid Reference – TM 0093 3277 Archaeology & History As with many sites in Southern England, intensive agriculture has taken its toll on the archaic monuments.  The Boxted Cross henge is no exception and hardly any elements … Continue reading

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Round Dikes, Addingham, West Yorkshire

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – SE 0552 5013 Also Known as: Round Dykes The Camp Getting Here First highlighted on the 1850 Ordnance Survey map of western Addingham, this large oval embankment sits on the eastern side of Counter Hill, … 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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The Carrs, Ovenden, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – SE 0555 2993 Also Known as: Rough Carrs Getting Here Troublesome to get to if you don’t know the area. You can get here rom Halifax, up through Highroad Well towards Wainstalls, keeping to the … Continue reading

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Counter Hill, Addingham, West Yorkshire

Earthworks:  OS Grid Reference – SE 051 501 Getting Here You can come from various angles to approach this site, but I reckon the best is from along the old trackway of Parson’s Lane, between Addingham and Marchup.  From Silsden … Continue reading

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Devil’s Dyke, Poynings, Sussex

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – TQ 260 111 Also Known as: Brighton Dyke Poor Man’s Wall  Getting Here Plenty of ways of approaching this huge fella!  Personally, I’d take it from the steep valley immediately east and north where the … Continue reading

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Catstones Ring, Harden, West Yorkshire

Earthworks:  OS Grid Reference – SE 0680 3808 Also Known as: Blood Dykes Getting Here Various ways here. From Keighley, go up the Halifax Road, first left after the Ingrow West train station, uphill, then up the long zizaggy road … Continue reading

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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

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Stanwick Fortifications, North Yorkshire

Settlement:  OS Grid Reference – NZ 183 124 Getting Here From Scotch Corner on the A1, head on the A66 and take the first right up to and straight thru Melsonby village at the crossroads and on for a few more miles … Continue reading

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