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Skara Brae (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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22nd May 2017ce

Silbury Hill (Artificial Mound) — Images

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22nd May 2017ce

Skara Brae (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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22nd May 2017ce

Banks (Chambered Tomb) — Images

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22nd May 2017ce

Unstan (Cairn(s)) — Images

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22nd May 2017ce

Tomb of the Eagles (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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22nd May 2017ce

Coolcreen (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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21st May 2017ce

Coolcreen (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Miscellaneous

From archaeology.ie

...a group of five barrows (OF037-008001/002/003/005-). According to local tradition these barrows are located on a hilltop which was the inauguration site of the O’Flanagans of Cinél Arga (Feehan 1979, 143). It is possible that these burial mounds form part of a ritual landscape associated with this inauguration site.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
21st May 2017ce

Chatton Camp (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

In between Chatton hill rock art panels, and the amazing Kettley crag is this smart little hill fort, well, I think it's smart, so I'm quite staggered that no ones added any pictures or the site.
The entrance faces south east and on the left side of the entry looking in there is some large chunks of masonry. Two substantial concentric banks with at least one hut circle surviving within. Also within the fort is another rock art panel, apparently dubbed Chatton 4, a very large ring has been carved, next to it a line of quarrying holes, but after seeing picture 80 by Pebbles I can see that there was more there than the big ring, so not only am I crap at finding the art panels I'm also crap at looking at them.
I think I'll stick mainly to big stones, circles and cairns, so i'll start with a toddle down the hill to Kettley crag rock art panel.
postman Posted by postman
21st May 2017ce

Chatton (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

Like everyone else I mainly came to see Kettley crags amazing rock art but got so much more for my money.
The parking place now has no long shed at all, black or otherwise, I also never saw any information board, but I wasn't looking for one.
A stile leads one into the first field, there was a poor little lamb stuck under it, Eric tip toed over it then wriggled free and ran off, I joined Eric and we tramped up the hill towards a gate and another stile.
Soon enough we started coming across many rocks and stones, we looked hard, at every sheet of rock and every boulder we came across, but inbetween the car and the trig point we only found the one panel, a very poor performance, if I were a football team I would've lost 8-1, if I were an American president I'd have got impeached. In my defence, there's very little rock art any where near where I live, so i'm more used to looking for big stones, circle and cairns, some of the carvings are quite worn, the light was very bright and not conducive to viewing faint carvings, I cant believe that one myself, either way the big white rock sheet was the only one I found, out of maybe a dozen, very poor. I did find a hillfort no else seems to care about though.
postman Posted by postman
21st May 2017ce

Moyvoughly (Round Barrow(s)) — Folklore

Somewhere in the vicinity of this site is or was a holy well and a bullaun stone:
St Patrick, the great local saint, is commemorated at the present day by a holy well and "knee" situated in the field (locally known as the Street Park) lying west of the school-house. It was usual for an old resident (in the barracks) to make daily pilgrimages to the well. Some of the older residents believed that St. Patrick left the impress of his knee on a rock not far from the well. However, it is quite possible that the "knee" was a mixing place for cattle medicines. It was also usual for sufferers to drop some coins, pins or trifles into the knee. Superstition had it that the ailment would be relieved in this manner. If anyone should take any of these offerings out of the knee, he should be afflicted by warts.
From information recorded for the Schools Collection of Irish folklore in the 1930s, online at Duchas.ie.

The information for the site on the Historic Environment Viewer says that there are exposed blocks of limestone visible in places in the bank of the barrow here. The local landowner pointed out that major drainage operations had taken place here over the years, so large parts of the ground were previously marshy or fully flooded, immediately to NE and E of the barrow. The holy well and bullaun are said to be about 400m to its east.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st May 2017ce

Battle Stone (Yeavering) (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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21st May 2017ce

Bamburgh castle (Hillfort) — Images

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21st May 2017ce

Dunstanburgh Castle (Promontory Fort) — Images

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21st May 2017ce

Grey Cairns of Camster (Cairn(s)) — Images

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21st May 2017ce
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