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St. John’s Green, Colchester, Essex

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TL 9965 2467 Also Known as: Monument no. 384079 (PastScape) Archaeology & History In a prehistoric burial mound that was destroyed by the usual self-righteous arrogance of industrialists, this well-decorated urn or beaker in the … Continue reading

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Alresford Hill, Alresford, Essex

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TM 0628 2022 Archaeology & History In a region well known for the finding of early British remains (Belloc 1905), another prehistoric burial mound was destroyed in the Essex landscape simply due to ignorance … Continue reading

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Flag Inn, St. Osyth, Essex

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TM 117 178 Archaeology & History Roughly halfway between Thorrington and St. Osyth, a few hundred yards east of the Flag Creek on the grassy wasteland south of the historic Flag Inn, could once … Continue reading

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Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 302 337 Archaeology & History We don’t know for sure whether the burial site that once stood near Leeds city centre was a cairn, a tumulus, or just a stone-lined cist (stone grave), … Continue reading

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Kirkmoor Beck Farm, Fylingthorpe, North Yorkshire

Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference – NZ 924 030 Also Known as: Kirk Moor Beck Farm Kirkmoorbeck Farm Archaeology & History Although originally classed as a stone circle, this site should more accurately be described as a form of cairn … Continue reading

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Pule Hill, Marsden, West Yorkshire

Tumulus:  OS Grid Reference – SE 0323 1039 Getting Here From Marsden itself, take the A62 road west and where the road bends round, the large hill rising on your left is where you’re heading.  There’s a parking spot near … Continue reading

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Badbury Barrow, Shapwick, Dorest

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

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Pennythorn Hill, Baildon Moor, West Yorkshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 1409 4082 Archaeology & History Highlighted on the 1909 OS-map of the area, on the top of the hill a short distance from the roadside, about 250 yards northwest of the Acrehowe Hill … Continue reading

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Tower Hill, Warley, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Cairns (destroyed): OS Grid Reference – SE 053 261 Archaeology & History There’s really nowt to see around here nowadays (apart from a lovely view of the hills and the Calder valley), but it seems that not-too-long ago there were … Continue reading

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Keighley Train Station, West Yorkshire

Cist:  OS Grid Reference – SE 064 414 Archaeology & History This little known site, long since destroyed during the construction of Keighley Railway Station, was found in a curious spot, close to the bottom of the Aire Valley.  Most … Continue reading

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