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South Kirkby

Hillfort

<b>South Kirkby</b>Posted by MothyImage © Mothy - Oct 2005
Nearest Town:Barnsley (10km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SE435105 / Sheet: 111
Latitude:53° 35' 20.2" N
Longitude:   1° 20' 33.97" W

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To get there: Drive through the centre of South Kirkby, following the signs for Brierley. As you leave the built up area and start to go up a long hill, look out for a wooden fence on your left with an entrance (unmarked) which leads into a very nice car park. The Hillfort is the open access area behind the car park.

Walking around the site reminded me a bit of the interior area of Bratton hillfort in Wiltshire which I used to visit in my childhood (although the surroundings and geographic positioning are completely different). You'll need boots as there is a spring on the site, which on a wet October day had turned into a stream at the bottom of the site.

A possible stone circle (possible modern folly?) is nearby at Brierley Gap - see notes on Brierley Stone Circle, Barnsley following up on Podofdonnys news post above.
Mothy Posted by Mothy
27th October 2005ce
Edited 27th October 2005ce

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the stones on Ringstone Hill near South Kirkby camp are not from antiquity. Indeed they were placed there circa 1990 or a little later, by the SESKU (South Kirkby, South Elmsall and Upton) Regeneration team as part of the regeneration landscaping of a former colliery landscape that surrounds the village. It really is designed as a place to sit and enjoy the view and perhaps contemplate. Posted by the merlin
26th January 2007ce
Edited 26th January 2007ce

just to the west of South Kirkby Hill Fort ( 500 metres) , close to the intriguingly named Ringstone Hill SE432104, is a stone circle .
One large stone ( approx 2 metres x 1.5 metres x 1 metre) remains standing and another 6 smaller fallen stones complete the circle .
I can find no reference to this circle anywhere - is it a fake ? folly or just un reported ?
Interestingly from the site you can see Ferrybridge (henge) to the north .
Any information on this site would be appreciated ,
thanks
podofdonny
Posted by podofdonny
24th August 2003ce
Edited 26th January 2007ce

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West Yorkshire Archaeoigal Services Geophysics results


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22nd August 2003ce