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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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Priddy Henges, Priddy, Somerset

Henges:  OS Grid Reference – ST 540 528 Also Known as: The Castles Priddy Circles The Rings Archaeology & History Although cited in all modern archaeology texts as a series of four henge monuments, a recent article by J. Lewis … Continue reading

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Pool Farm, Priddy, Somerset

Cup-and-Ring Stone / Tomb:  OS Grid Reference – ST 5375 5417 Getting Here Dead easy this! (though a bittova cheat) Get to the Bristol City Museum and look inside.  This Google map should help those of you who don’t know … Continue reading

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Market Cross, Glastonbury, Somerset

Cross:  OS Grid Reference – ST 49875 38924 Also Known as: Glastonbury Cross Archaeology & History The present day Market Cross that stands in Glastonbury’s High Street, ornate though it may look, replaced a much earlier and more memorable monument.  … Continue reading

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St. Agnes’ Well, Cothelstone, Somerset

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – ST 183 318 Folklore In this lovely little hamlet we find an ancient well, registered as a scheduled monument in its well-house, but with a long history and lots of legends. It was said … Continue reading

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Caratacus Stone, Winsford, Somerset

‘Standing Stone’:  OS Grid Reference – SS 889 336 Getting Here You can’t really miss this.  Take the road south from Winsford, up the steep hill onto the moors and before you reach the crossroads, look up across the slope … Continue reading

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Barrow Well, Compton Martin, Somerset

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – ST 537 573 Archaeology & History This rather delapidated spring of water (there are actually two springs here) marks the western edge of the parish boundary, just on the south-side of the A368 road … Continue reading

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Fairy Well, Barrow Gurney, Somerset

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – ST 532 686 Getting Here Go up the nicely-named Wildcountry Lane at the staggered crossroads on the edge of Barrow Gurney for about a half-mile, watching out for the dip in the road where … Continue reading

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