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The Holmes


<b>The Holmes</b>Posted by stubobImage © stubob
Nearest Town:Buxton (11km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SK139794 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 18' 39.59" N
Longitude:   1° 47' 28.88" W

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<b>The Holmes</b>Posted by stubob


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This circular enclosure lays right next to the Roman road Batham Gate.
Over the years the enclosure was thought to be a Roman camp of some kind, until the road was found to built over and around the section of the enclosure it crosses over.
Nowadays it's thought to be a stock enclosure dating to the Bronze or Iron Age.
A modern drystone wall cuts the site in half.

Access is easy as it's by the side of the road, parking on the lane ain't.
stubob Posted by stubob
7th February 2003ce
Edited 2nd February 2005ce