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Barkhale Causewayed Enclosure
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Barlavington Down Dyke
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Bevis's Thumb Long Barrow
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Blackpatch Flint Mines Ancient Mine / Quarry
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Bow Hill Camp Enclosure
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Boxgrove Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
The Burgh Round Barrow(s)
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Burpham Camp Promontory Fort
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Chanctonbury Ring Hillfort
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Chantry Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Church Hill Flint Mines Ancient Mine / Quarry
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Cissbury Ring Hillfort
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Court Hill Causewayed Enclosure
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The Devil's Ditch Dyke
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Devil's Dyke (West Sussex) Hillfort
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The Devil's Jumps Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Duncton Down Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Edburton Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Fulking Hill Round Barrow(s)
8 posts
Gallows Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
7 posts
Glatting Beacon Causewayed Enclosure
16 posts
Goose Hill Camp Hillfort
7 posts
Halnaker Hill Causewayed Enclosure
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Hammer Wood Promontory Fort
12 posts
Harrow Hill Ancient Mine / Quarry
5 posts
Heyshott Down Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
18 posts
Highdown Hill Hillfort
24 posts
Iping Common Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
14 posts
Kingley Vale Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
10 posts
Kithurst Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
3 posts
Lavington Common Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
2 posts
Little Bury Round Barrow(s)
11 posts
Lord's Piece Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
2 posts
Newtimber Hill Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
North Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
4 posts
Philpots Camp Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
9 posts
Rackham Banks Dyke
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Rest And Be Thankful Standing Stone / Menhir
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Rewell Wood Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Springhead Hill Dyke
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Steep Down Dyke
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Stoughton Down Long Barrow
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Stoughton Down Long Barrow
5 posts
Sullington Hill Dyke
8 posts
Sullington Warren Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
7 posts
Thundersbarrow Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Torberry Hill Hillfort
22 posts
The Trundle Causewayed Enclosure
8 posts
War Dyke Dyke
33 posts
4 sites
Wolstonbury Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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The Steyning Stone Standing Stone / Menhir

News

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South Downs pre-Roman 'farming collective' discovered

Evidence of a prehistoric "farming collective" has been discovered after aerial laser scanning was carried out in the South Downs National Park.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36771564
A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
12th July 2016ce

Chichester skeleton: Racton Man 'was warrior chief killed in battle'

A 4,000-year-old skeleton found on farmland in West Sussex was probably a warrior chief who was killed in battle, scientists have revealed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-30478544
A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
16th December 2014ce

Neanderthal tools found at dig


Dozens of tools thought to have belonged to Neanderthals have been dug up at an archaeological site called Beedings in West Sussex.

...It is the first modern scientific investigation of the site since it was discovered in 1900.

..... continues...
Posted by whipangel
23rd June 2008ce
Edited 24th June 2008ce

Folklore

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The Devil was angry at the conversion of Sussex, one of the last counties to be converted from Paganism, and especially at the way churches were being built in every Sussex village. So he decided to dig right through the South Downs, a range of hills along the south of Britain. He swore that he would dig all the way through the hills to let the sea flood Sussex in a single night and drown the new Christians. He started inland near the village of Poynings and dug furiously sending huge clods of earth everywhere. One became Chanctonbury hill, another Cissbury hill, another Rackham Hill and yet another Mount Caburn.

Towards midnight, the noise he was making disturbed an old woman, who looked out to see what was happening. When she realized what the Devil was doing, she lit a candle and set it on her windowsill, holding up a metal sieve in front of it to create a dimly glowing globe. The Devil could barely believe that the sun had already risen, but the old woman had woken her rooster who let out a loud crowing and Satan fled believing that the morning had already come. Some say, that as he fled out over the English Channel, a great lump of earth fell from his cloven hoof, and that became the Isle of Wight; others say that he bounded northwards into Surrey, where his heavy landing formed the hollow called the Devil's Punch Bowl.
Jacqueline Simpson, The Folklore of Sussex (1973). Quote 'borrowed' from Encyclopedia Mythica (who may have swapped the word 'cock' for rooster).
http://www.pantheon.org/areas/folklore/folktales/articles/devilsdyke.html
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
31st October 2006ce
Edited 31st October 2006ce

Miscellaneous

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Some of the ancient hill-top sites of Southern England are named in this poem by Rudyard Kipling:
"The Run of the Downs"

The Weald is good, the Downs are best -
I'll give you the run of 'em, East to West.
Beachy Head and Winddoor Hill,
They were once and they are still.
Firle, Mount Caburn and Mount Harry
Go back as far as sums'll carry.
Ditchling Beacon and Chanctonbury Ring,
They have looked on many a thing;
And what those two have missed between 'em
I reckon Truleigh Hill has seen 'em.
Highden, Bignor and Duncton Down
Knew Old England before the Crown.
Linch Down, Treyford and Sunwood
Knew Old England before the Flood.
And when you end on the Hampshire side -
Butser's old as Time and Tide.
The Downs are sheep, the Weald is corn,
You be glad you are Sussex born!
From Kiplings 'Rewards and Fairies' online at http://www.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/kipling/Rewards-fairies.pdf
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th March 2005ce
Edited 4th May 2011ce

Latest posts for West Sussex

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Cissbury Ring (Hillfort) — News

Illegal treasure hunters damage ancient hill fort on South Downs


An ancient hill fort dubbed "one of the jewels in the crown" of the South Downs National Park has been damaged, police have said.

Illegal metal detecting is believed to be behind the disturbance to the ground at the 5,000-year-old Cissbury Ring site near Worthing in West Sussex.

More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/25/illegal-treasure-hunters-damage-ancient-hill-fort-south-downs/
ryaner Posted by ryaner
26th November 2016ce

Edburton Hill (Round Barrow(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Edburton Hill</b>Posted by A R Cane A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
29th June 2016ce

Wolstonbury (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

<b>Wolstonbury</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
27th March 2016ce

Wolstonbury (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

20/03/2016 - We were going to come off the hills just past Ditchling Beacon on our walk from Lewes but the pull of Wolstonbury Hill proved too strong. It had been an overcast day but the sun finally came out as we started the climb to the top. Good earthwork surrounding the large summit area. I liked this one. Nice place to while away a few hours. We headed down the steep north side and made our way to Burgess Hill. A fine site to finish our trip down south with. thelonious Posted by thelonious
27th March 2016ce

The Trundle (Causewayed Enclosure) — Images

<b>The Trundle</b>Posted by A R Cane<b>The Trundle</b>Posted by A R Cane A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
23rd March 2016ce

Court Hill (Causewayed Enclosure) — Images

<b>Court Hill</b>Posted by juamei juamei Posted by juamei
31st January 2016ce

Halnaker Hill (Causewayed Enclosure) — Images

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29th January 2016ce
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