Tag Archives: Hillforts

Rough Haw Carvings, Flasby, North Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone: OS Grid Reference – SD 96396 55834 – NEW FIND Getting Here The quickest way to get here is to follow the directions to the Sharp Haw Trig Stone. From the Trig Stone keep heading down the footpath until … Continue reading

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Abbey Craig, Stirling, Stirlingshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – NS 8094 9566 Also Known as: Canmore ID 47113 Wallace Monument Fort Getting Here Most folk visiting here are coming from Stirling city.  There are various buses to get here, which head out over Stirling Bridge … Continue reading

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Castlehill Wood, St Ninians, Stirling, Stirlingshire

Dun:  OS Grid Reference – NS 75074 90902 Also Known as:  Canmore ID 46233 Castlehill Wood Getting Here Take the Gateside Road from St Ninians or Polmaise Road out of Torbrex across the M9, heading out west onto the southern moors of … Continue reading

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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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White Caterthun Carving, Menmuir, Angus

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 54671 66022 Also Known as: Canmore ID 35007 Getting Here Many ways here, but from the nearest town of Brechin, take the minor north road out of town (not the B966) to Little Brechin, heading … Continue reading

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Manor Farm, Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – TL 0849 5985 Also Known as: The Camp Archaeology & History This much disturbed Iron Age ‘hillfort’ is effectively a large enclosure of Iron Age origin, much ruined by farming and subsequent landscape alterations through … Continue reading

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Castle Craig, Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire

‘Fort’ (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 9116 9769 Also Known as: Canmore ID 48294 Archaeology & History This ancient fort could once be seen in the ancient woodlands on the western side of the Mill Glen, above the village, going … Continue reading

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Ball Cross Carving 02, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SK 231 691 Archaeology & History One of three carvings that were located inside the walling of the Ball Cross hillfort during excavations here in the early 1950s by J. Stanley. (1954)  Each carving … Continue reading

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Ball Cross Carving 01, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SK 231 691 Archaeology & History This is another carving (one of three here) that was removed from its landscape setting when found during excavations of the Iron Age hillfort of Ball Cross in … Continue reading

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Caisteal Nan Coin Dubh, Craobh Haven, Argyll

Dun:  OS Grid Reference – NM 8000 0763 Also Known as: Canmore ID 22744 Archaeology & History Up above the roadside leading down the gorgeous Craobh Haven road, we not only find remains of a previously unrecorded standing stone, but we see … Continue reading

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