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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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Fair Oak Circle, Whitewell, Lancashire

Settlement:  OS Grid Reference – SD 6474 4584 Getting Here From the village of Chipping, go along Talbot Street until it meets Green Lane and there, on the left, there runs a country lane roughly northwards.  Go along this and … Continue reading

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Yarnbury Henge, Grassington, North Yorkshire

Henge:  OS Grid Reference – SE 01405 65413 Getting Here In Grassington, go up the main street and keep going uphill, out of town.  You’re on Moor Road now and it keeps going northeast for about a mile, where the … 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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Skelshaw Ring, Easington, Lancashire

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – SD 7194 5037 Archaeology & History Very little can be seen of this once large oval-shaped prehistoric enclosure, a mile south of Slaidburn, on the level below the rise towards Easington Fell.  Few archaeologists know … Continue reading

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Broadbank Earth Circle, Thursden, Burnley, Lancashire.

Enclosure: OS Grid Reference — SD 9024 3522 Also Known as: Burwains Enclosure Burwains Camp Getting There From Nelson town centre go north east towards Catlow, turning left near the Shooters Arms public house, then turn right again to the Coldwell … Continue reading

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Martinsell Hill, Oare, Pewsey, Wiltshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – SU 1764 6396 Also Known as: Martin’s Hill Archaeology & History The second highest of Wiltshire’s prehistoric camps or hillforts, Martinsell Hill was described as early as the 13th century as ‘Mattelsore’ and was known … Continue reading

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