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The Croft, Doune, Perthshire

Cists (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NN 7247 0188 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24760 Archaeology & History Somewhere in the woodland park, before the area was “ruined”, as Moray Mackay (1984) put it, by “sand and gravel workings”, and within … Continue reading

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Limekiln Field, Pytchley, Northamptonshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SP 8601 7510 Archaeology & History According to a Mr Abner Brown (1846), this was one of two prehistoric cemeteries that once existed in Pytchley village, but very little seems to have been written about it. … Continue reading

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Queen’s Cairn, Farr, Strathnaver, Sutherland

Chambered Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NC 7247 5687 Also Known as: Canmore ID 6212 Skelpick Getting Here From Bettyhill village, take the road east towards Tongue and Durness.  A half-mile out of the village, at the bottom of the hill, just … Continue reading

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Hawksworth Moor Cairnfield (01), West Yorkshire

Cairns:  OS Grid Reference – SE 140 443 Getting Here Take the same directions as if you’re visiting the Great Skirtful of Stones giant cairn on the boundary of Burley and Hawksworth.  Cross the wire fence on its southern-side and, … Continue reading

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Orwell, Milnathort, Kinross

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NO 1494 0432 Also Known as: Canmore ID 27912 Mawcloych Getting Here Drive from Milnathort SE down the A911 road towards Balgedie and Scotlandwell.  About a mile out of the village, keep your eyes … Continue reading

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Badbury Barrow, Shapwick, Dorest

Tumuli:  OS Grid References – ST 958 029 Also Known as: Shapwick 6a (Grinsell) Straw Barrow (?) Archaeology & History Of at least 26 prehistoric barrows or tumuli in close proximity on the grasslands immediately west of the Badbury hillfort, … Continue reading

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Snowden Crags Circle, Askwith Moor, North Yorkshire

Ring Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – SE 1770 5136 —  NEW FIND Getting Here From the Askwith Moor Road parking spot, walk up the road for about 500 yards and head to your right (east) onto the moor.  Walk past the … Continue reading

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Askwith Moor Cairnfield, North Yorkshire

Cairns:  OS Grid Reference – SE 170 507– NEW DISCOVERY Getting Here From the large parking spot by the roadside along Askwith Moor Road, walk up (north) 250 yards until you reach the gate with the path leading onto Askwith … Continue reading

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Great Skirtful Ring, Burley Moor, West Yorkshire

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – SE 1415 4452 Getting Here Follow the directions to reach the Great Skirtful of Stones giant cairn (very worryingly being encroached upon, illegally [it’s a protected monument], by employees of Bradford Council digging tracks into … Continue reading

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