The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Get the TMA Images feed
Latest Posts

Previous 50 | Showing 101-150 of 122,046 posts. Most recent first | Next 50

Worlebury (Hillfort) — News

Antisocial behaviour means ancient Iron Age Worlebury hill fort is now ‘at risk’


An ‘outstanding’ ancient monument in Weston-super-Mare has been placed ‘at risk’ by Historic England after falling victim to antisocial behaviour.

The Iron Age Worlebury hill fort, in Weston Woods, is thought to have been created some 700 years before the Romans arrived in Britain as a form of defence.

Historic England says it is an ‘outstanding example’ of its type and is also unusual, as few of these forts were created along the coast.

It has previously been listed by Historic England as being in a ‘vulnerable’ condition, but it has now been re-registered as ‘at risk’ after people camped nearby and moved parts of the structure.

A Historic England spokesman said: “Historic England made a recent visit to the hill fort in response to concerns from volunteers working on the site.....

continued.....



http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/antisocial_behaviour_means_ancient_iron_age_worlebury_hill_fort_is_now_at_risk_1_4840121
moss Posted by moss
9th January 2017ce

Tap o' Noth (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Tap o' Noth</b>Posted by drewbhoy drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th January 2017ce

Tom Dubh 2 (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

This cairn is 60 meters to the south west of Tom Dubh 1. From the first cairn go back to the track and jump the fence into the wood to the south, then walk west.

This cairn has been very badly disturbed, houked and to add insult has had farm waste of a corrugated kind dumped at its side. The 14m wide cairn lies mostly hidden under pine needles, what pops thru is mostly small stones. On the south side a couple of stones/boulders/kerbs remain at the highest point of the site, 0.4m.

After a wee look round it was back to the track heading south west to Migvie Church (very beautiful interior) and a shock at Glack Farmhouse.

Visited 29/12/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th January 2017ce
Edited 10th January 2017ce

Y Garreg Fawr (Burial Chamber) — Folklore

According to tradition it was originally a megalithic dolmen about 4000 years old. It has served mainly as a small platform used by preachers, the Parish Clerk and others to make public announcements. In the past there was a large tree in front of it on which were nailed fox tails and the corpses of other creatures which preyed on chickens.


Charming local customs abound. Taken from the village information board near the stone.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
8th January 2017ce

Carl Wark & Hathersage Moor — Images

<b>Carl Wark & Hathersage Moor</b>Posted by spencer spencer Posted by spencer
8th January 2017ce

Knockavilla (Clashanimud) (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Knockavilla (Clashanimud)</b>Posted by bogman<b>Knockavilla (Clashanimud)</b>Posted by bogman<b>Knockavilla (Clashanimud)</b>Posted by bogman<b>Knockavilla (Clashanimud)</b>Posted by bogman bogman Posted by bogman
8th January 2017ce

Ury North Lodge (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Ury North Lodge</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Ury North Lodge</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Ury North Lodge</b>Posted by drewbhoy drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th January 2017ce

Allochie (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Allochie</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Allochie</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Allochie</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Allochie</b>Posted by drewbhoy drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th January 2017ce

Northward (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Northward</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Northward</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Northward</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Northward</b>Posted by drewbhoy drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th January 2017ce

Maughanasilly (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

<b>Maughanasilly</b>Posted by Ebor Posted by Ebor
7th January 2017ce

Northward (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Northward</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Northward</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Northward</b>Posted by drewbhoy drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th January 2017ce

Torhousekie Stone Row (Stone Row / Alignment) — Images

<b>Torhousekie Stone Row</b>Posted by spencer spencer Posted by spencer
7th January 2017ce

Allrick Hill (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Allrick Hill</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Allrick Hill</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Allrick Hill</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Allrick Hill</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Allrick Hill</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Allrick Hill</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Allrick Hill</b>Posted by drewbhoy drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
6th January 2017ce

Fetteresso Forest (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Fetteresso Forest</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Fetteresso Forest</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Fetteresso Forest</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Fetteresso Forest</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Fetteresso Forest</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Fetteresso Forest</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Fetteresso Forest</b>Posted by drewbhoy drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
6th January 2017ce

News

Ancient Britain Special Stamps


"The Special Stamps feature iconic sites such as Skara Brae and Avebury and exceptional artefacts including the Battersea shield and the Star Carr headdress. The stamps are all enhanced with illustrations that reveal how our ancient forebears lived and worked.

In addition to the Mint Stamps and Stamp Souvenir, the issue features an informative Presentation Pack - ideal gifts for anyone with an interest in prehistory."

On sale from 17th January 2017

More details from the Royal Mail here
baza Posted by baza
6th January 2017ce

Whittlestone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Whittlestone</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
5th January 2017ce

Lower Swell (Long Barrow) — Images

<b>Lower Swell</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
5th January 2017ce

Swell Hill Farm (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Swell Hill Farm</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Swell Hill Farm</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
5th January 2017ce

Cow Common (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

<b>Cow Common</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Cow Common</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Cow Common</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Cow Common</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Cow Common</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Cow Common</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
5th January 2017ce
Previous 50 | Showing 101-150 of 122,046 posts. Most recent first | Next 50