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Thompson's Rock (Holed Stone) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Thompson's Rock</b>Posted by baza<b>Thompson's Rock</b>Posted by baza baza Posted by baza
15th March 2017ce

Beacon Hill (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Beacon Hill</b>Posted by tomatoman Posted by tomatoman
11th March 2017ce

Middleton Tyas - Five Hills (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Links

The Smell of Water - Five Hills Barrow


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
9th March 2017ce

Piercebridge Barrow Alignment (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Links

The Smell of Water - Piercebridge


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
9th March 2017ce

Saltergate Moor (Stone Row / Alignment) — Links

The Smell of Water - Saltergate Moor Cairnfield & Stone Row


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
9th March 2017ce

Beacon Hill (Hillfort) — Folklore

Beacon Fire- Mr. Langham, of "Needless Inn," informs me that he well remembers that thirty-four years ago there stood, on the highest point of Beacon, an erection of rude and ancient masonry, about six feet high, of a round form, and having in its centre a cavity about a yard deep and a yard in diameter, the sides of which were very thickly covered with burnt pitch. This, he says, had all the appearance of having been used for holding the beacon fires. He remembers, too, that at that period, the entrenchments were much more visible than they are now [...]
History and Antiquities of Charnwood Forest, T.R. Potter, 1842, p48.

Beacon Hill. - Not satisfied with my single opinion of these extraordinary remains, I requested Mr. Lester, a highly intelligent farmer and surveyor, who lives at the foot of Beacon, to examine them. He was perfectly astonished. Though long resident, almost upon the spot, and aware of the remains described as lying on the south-west side of the hill, it had never occurred to him that there were others. "Often," says he," as I have crossed that wonderful hill, and always with the feeling that it was a charmed spot, I have been either so occupied with the distant prospects, or so circumscribed in my immediate view by the inequalities of the surface, that I have never before once noticed the most remarkable fortifications to which you have directed me."
Potter, p49.

Wake at Nanpantan. - The Annual Wake, now kept on Nanpantan, but formerly kept on Beacon, the origin of which is lost in obscurity, may be a remnant of [a Druidical] festival.
Potter, p45.
I'll take the Druidical festival with a pinch of salt, but the Beacon must have seen its fair share of revels. I totally understand the farmer not being able to look round for "inequalities of the surface" - that often affects me. And I like his italicisation of charmed... it hints at a fairyish spot.

Collected into 'County Folk-lore: Printed extracts no. 3, Leicestershire and Rutland' by C.J. Billson (1895).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th March 2017ce

Staffordshire — News

Detectorists strike gold in Staffordshire field


https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/28/detectorists-strike-iron-age-gold-staffordshire-field

"Two metal detecting friends have found a hoard of superb Iron Age gold jewellery after returning to a Staffordshire field where they previously found nothing and became so bored that they gave up the hobby and turned to fishing for 20 years.
The four Iron Age gold torcs – three collars and a bracelet-sized piece, including two made of twisted gold wire, two with trumpet shaped finials and one with beautiful Celtic ornament – are of international importance.
The pieces were made in present-day Germany or France, possibly in the third or fourth century BC and, according to Julia Farley of the British Museum, are some of the oldest examples of Iron Age gold, and of Celtic ornament, ever found in Britain. They could have arrived through trade or on the neck and arms of an extremely wealthy immigrant ...."
tjj Posted by tjj
28th February 2017ce

Ecclesall Woods (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Ecclesall Woods</b>Posted by spencer<b>Ecclesall Woods</b>Posted by spencer spencer Posted by spencer
16th February 2017ce
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