Tag Archives: prehistoric sites

Horn Bank, Rigton, North Yorkshire

Settlement (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 2905 5035 Archaeology & History Upon the top of the old ridge where ran the ancient trackway between Rigton and Pannal, could once be found a multi-period settlement, long since gone – as … Continue reading

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Briscoe Rigg, Rigton, North Yorkshire

Settlement (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference — SE 2581 5100 Archaeology & History Highlighted on the 1851 OS-map of the area as a ‘Camp’, all trace of this ancient settlement would seem to have been destroyed.  It was already on its … Continue reading

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Stone Rings, Pannal, North Yorkshire

Stone Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 308 527 Archaeology & History  No remains exist of the “stone rings”—or rings of stone—that once stood here in bygone centuries.  The only remains left are in the place-names of the stream … Continue reading

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Longbarrow Field, Timble, North Yorkshire

Cairn (lost):  OS Grid Reference — SE 18 53 Archaeology & History Described in the Field Lore of Timble village by William Grainge (1895) are the names and short histories of some of the local place-names—with this in particular standing … Continue reading

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Little Almscliffe, Stainburn, North Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 23242 52260 Also Known as: Carving no.555 (Boughey & Vickerman) Little Almias Cliff Crag Archaeology & History When the great northern antiquarian William Grainge (1871) wrote of this place, he told that, “the top … Continue reading

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Castleton (2), Cowie, Stirling, Stirlingshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NS 85494 88272 Also Known as: Castleton 9 (van Hoek) Getting Here If you’re travelling from Stirling or Bannockburn, take the B9124 east to Cowie (and past it) for 3¾ miles (6km), turning left at … Continue reading

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Drumend, Easter Rattray, Perthshire

Stone Circle (ruins):  OS Grid Reference – NO 20175 45825 Also Known as: Canmore ID 30760 Old Rattray Getting Here Just less than a mile east of Blairgowrie, the site is situated about 200 yards along a farm track that … Continue reading

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Denoon Law, Glamis, Angus

Hill Fort: OS Grid Reference – NO 35464 44395 Also Known as: Canmore ID 32139 Law of Denoon Getting Here Travelling north through Balkeerie on the Newtyle/Glamis road, turn right onto the Denoon road and follow it to the T-junction.  … Continue reading

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Uphall Camp, Ilford, Essex

Hillfort (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference –TQ 4383 8510 Archaeology & History This prehistoric site was a giant – a huge colossus of an ‘enclosure’, a ‘settlement’, a ‘camp’—call-it-what-you-will.  More than a mile in circumference and an internal area of 48 acres … Continue reading

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Croc-tigh-goil, Ribigill, Tongue, Sutherland

Standing Stones (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference –  NC 582 541 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5349 Archaeology & History When I visited this place last year, I had a good look all around for any trace of what James Horsburgh (1870) … Continue reading

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