Tag Archives: Northumbria

Holy Well, Bingfield, Northumberland

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid reference – NZ 01 74 Archaeology & History We add this site in the hope that a local historian may be able to rediscover its whereabouts.  Long since lost, the last account of it was … Continue reading

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Hawklemass Well, Whittingham, Northumberland

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NU 0683 1228 Archaeology & History References to this site seem very scarce.  A well is highlighted on the 1866 OS-map of the region close to the spot which D.D. Dixon (1895) said it … Continue reading

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Fairy Stone, Fourstones, Northumberland

Legendary Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NY 893 680 Archaeology & History Thought to have been destroyed in the 19th century, folklorists and historians alike didn’t seem to be able to locate this little-known folklore relic, which is still alive … Continue reading

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Barrasford Common, Barrasford, Northumbria

Settlement:  OS Grid Reference – NY 9212 7538 Also Known as: Toddle Crags Settlement Gunnerton Settlement Archaeology & History Some of the extensive remains of an Iron Age settlement on the northeastern edges of Barrasford Common, on the edge of … Continue reading

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Pike Hill, Stamfordham, Northumbria

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NZ 0774 7048 Archaeology & History Found inside a prehistoric tomb that was excavated in the late 1920s “by Messrs R.C. and W.P. Hedley at Pike Hill, near Stamfordham,” this fascinating-looking carving was found … Continue reading

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Crowbar Stone, Weetwood Moor, Wooler, Northumbria

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NU 021 278 Also known as: North Plantation 3 Fowberry Moor Stone 3 Archaeology & History This is an excellent-looking carving which, it would seem, remains buried in the Earth nice n’ sleepy!  Located … Continue reading

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Fowberry Moor Farm, Wooler, Northumberland

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NU 029 261 Also known as: Deershed Plantation Stone Archaeology & History This is a small but impressive stone, presently housed in the Musuem of Antiquities in Newcastle.  It was first mentioned by Mr … Continue reading

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