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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

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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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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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Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Settlement (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 309 336 Archaeology & History Absolutely nothing is left of the large series of ancient earthworks that were reported to have existed near the very centre of Leeds by Ralph Thoresby, James Wardell … Continue reading

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Priddy Henges, Priddy, Somerset

Henges:  OS Grid Reference – ST 540 528 Also Known as: The Castles Priddy Circles The Rings Archaeology & History Although cited in all modern archaeology texts as a series of four henge monuments, a recent article by J. Lewis … 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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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

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Oldfield Hill, Meltham, West Yorkshire

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – SE 0874 1009 Getting Here From the crossroads at the centre of Meltham, near the church, take the Wessenden Head Road up out of town for about a mile.  Keep your eyes peeled to right … Continue reading

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Marchup, Addingham, West Yorkshire

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – SE 0478 4987 Getting Here Take the A6034 road between Addingham and Silsden and, at the very top of the hill between the two towns, at Cringles, take the small road of Cringles Lane north … Continue reading

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Nunwick Henge, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Henge Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SE 3229 7484 Archaeology & History A couple of miles west of the Hutton Moor henge we find the faint remans of another large prehistoric ritual site, soon to fade from existence.  Although the … Continue reading

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