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County Down

Save Knock Iveagh!


We all want to believe that the places and heritage we love will be protected by somebody else for our children to enjoy. Some really important places in the UK benefit from protection by law and are supposed to be kept safe by our government bodies for the benefit of everyone. One such place is the ancient Neolithic burial site on the hill at Knock Iveagh. Although the burial site (cairn) is older than the pyramids and should be treated as a gem in the crown of beautiful Co Down, right now unfortunately it looks like somebody has dropped the ball because it is under terrible threat. Our public bodies have the power to save the hill and it is up to us to make sure they do so. That is why we are asking for your contribution to this important fight. Legal advice costs money, but this is a fight we can and must win.

https://www.gofundme.com/saveknockiveagh
ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th October 2017ce

Lincolnshire and Humberside

Archaeologists unearth massive 5,000-year-old structure near Lincoln industrial estate


Archaeologists from Network Archaeology Ltd have teamed up with Lincolnshire Live to reveal more about the incredible artefacts from a dig along part of the route of Lincoln's Eastern Bypass


http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/archaeologists-unearth-massive-5000-year-603713.amp
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13th October 2017ce

Stonehenge and its Environs

New Stonehenge path open – at last 9 October 2017 |


For those who like to walk and cycle and it's free...


The new Permissive Path at Stonehenge is finally open after a three-year delay waiting for the grass to grow strong enough to bear the weight of a few cyclists and pedestrians.
A group of pedestrians and cyclists from surrounding villages joined together to mark the re-opening of the route, accompanied by former Wiltshire councillor Ian West. He campaigned strongly against English Heritage for the path to be re-opened as specified in a planning agreement.
The right of way passes within a few feet of the Heal Stone and gives free access to the public. The path allows the public to use the old A344 road and the new path from Airman’s Corner roundabout to the A303 free of charge and without any passes.
“It allows you to take some beautiful photographs without having to have a local residents’ pass and then booking your appointment time along with other tourists,” said a jubilant Mr West. “The path opens up the old connection between Shrewton and West Amesbury, if you are brave enough to cross the A303, although the authorities deem it to be a safe crossing,” he added.
Horses are not permitted on the new path, which is part of the old road now grassed over, but they can go from the roundabout to By-Way 12, which passes close to the stones, to Larkhill in one direction and Druids Lodge in the other, free of charge and without passes. This opens up the access to the by-way and allows travel in both directions on horseback.



http://www.yourvalleynews.co.uk/frontpage-news/new-stonehenge-path-open-last/
moss Posted by moss
10th October 2017ce

Cambridgeshire

'Most important' Ely Bronze Age gold torc on display


One of England's "most important Bronze Age finds" has gone on display for the first time near to where it was found.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-41513451
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th October 2017ce

Harold's Stones (Standing Stones)

Mystery as landmark defaced overnight


http://www.monmouthshirebeacon.co.uk/article.cfm?id=108010&headline=Mystery%20as%20landmark%20defaced%20overnight§ionIs=news&searchyear=2017


RESIDENTS of Trellech woke up to a strange sight on Sunday morning (1st October) when their historic standing stones took on a new look.
The three stones are known as Harold’s Stones, supposedly erected by Harold, last of the Saxon kings, in commemoration of a victory over the Britons in 1063. The stones also supposedly gave the village its name, with ‘tri’ meaning three, and ‘llech,’ stone, in ancient Welsh.
But Sunday morning saw the stones clad in a white plastic with the letters L, E and S taped onto the plastic. The ‘work of art’ had been signed ‘Angel 17’ which gave no clues to the originator of the work.
Local resident Stephanie Poulter first saw them when driving by and thought to herself that some effort had been put into this.
“It was a mystery who had done this but obviously someone had gone to a great deal of effort,” she told the Beacon.
The plot thickened as by 5pm, the wrapping had vanished, taken down by someone unknown.
MelMel Posted by MelMel
5th October 2017ce

Lewis and Harris

Archaeology worth £4m to Western Isles' economy


Standing stones that are 5,000 years old are helping to boost the Western Isles economy by £4m a year, according to a new report.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-41498458
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th October 2017ce

Thing's Va (Broch)

Possible evidence of Norse parliament site near Thurso


Possible evidence of a medieval Norse parliament meeting place may have been found at an archaeological site in the Highlands.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-41485948
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th October 2017ce

Sculptors Cave (Cave / Rock Shelter)

Old meets new as prehistoric cave is digitised


"Archaeologists from Bradford have created a digital model of the iconic Sculptor’s Cave in Moray, Scotland.

The high resolution digital model not only demonstrates the size and layout of the cave but importantly highlights the Pictish (early medieval) symbols found on the walls that make the cave so fascinating.

The cave was also used as a focus for complex funerary rites and the deposition of precious objects in the Late Bronze Age/Iron Age....."

http://www.bradford.ac.uk/news/2017/sculptors-cave-video.php

Nice walk through video on link.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
2nd October 2017ce

Scotland (Country)

Heritage 'angel' contenders across Scotland revealed


A shortlist of 12 nominees in four different categories has been revealed for the annual Scottish Heritage Angel Awards.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41415926

Whithorn Roundhouse worth a vote but then again they are all excellent.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
29th September 2017ce

Shropshire

Three limestone monoliths mark a path to Shropshire's first long barrow in 5,000 years


They were being laid in the grounds of Soulton Hall, Wem, as part of a wider scheme to create the long barrow next year.

The impressive limestone features, each weighing a couple of tonnes, stand approximately 12 feet high and six feet wide, and are the first step in the building of the Soulton Long Barrow by Sacred Stones Ltd and the Ashton family.

The Soulton Long Barrow was granted planning permission earlier this month and will be made entirely by hand using natural limestone, lime mortar and traditional techniques.

Inspired by those built by our prehistoric ancestors, it will house cremation ashes and will provide a much-needed alternative venue for funerals and commemorative experiences.

It is hoped the barrow will act as a focal point for community to celebrate life, free from the constraints imposed by municipal alternatives. The long barrow will also provide a unique backdrop for educational and creative events.

Managing director of Sacred Stones, Toby Angel, said: "These beautiful standing stones are a precursor to what will be an historic build; the first long barrow in the region for 5,000 years. As well as marking the path to the barrow, these monoliths are our statement of intent and commitment to creating a natural, secular barrow in a rural setting where families can come with no time limitations and celebrate life.

"We established the company in response to our own experience of crematoriums and the frustration of spending longer in the car park than at the service. When we saw the public's reaction to the Wiltshire barrow and their engagement with the structure there, it encouraged us to form Sacred Stones. In death, as in life, choice is hugely important and grief needs time without constraint. We know, through testimony, this is what a barrow provides and we are honoured that a few local people have already reserved a space for their ashes here."

Tim Ashton, of Soulton Hall, added: "This is a special day for my family, and the community we serve. It's hugely exciting to be one of the first farmers to build a long barrow in modern times.

"My family have been stewards of this land for a long time; our passionate connection with Soulton is shared by the many people who live and work around us, and by the many that visit each year.

"By committing to the barrow, we amplify the honour it is to engage with the land, and I passionately believe this important structure will serve the community for generations to come."

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/north-shropshire/wem/2017/09/26/three-limestone-monoliths-mark-a-path-to-shropshires-first-long-barrow-in-5000-years/

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Book your slot now!

http://www.soultonhall.co.uk/page/322/new-barrow.htm
Chance Posted by Chance
26th September 2017ce
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