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Shropshire

Sites in this group:

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Ambleside Bowl Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Beechfield Hillfort
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Belair Round Barrow(s)
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The Berth Hillfort
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Billings Ring Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Blodwel Rock Hillfort
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Bomere Wood Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
7 posts
Botley Stone Ring Cairn
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Bromfield Barrow Cemetery Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Brown Clee Hillfort
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Bryn Rossett Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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The Burgs Hillfort
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Burrow Hill Hillfort
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Bury Ditches Hillfort
1 post
Bury Walls Hillfort
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Caer Caradoc Hillfort
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Caer Caradoc Hillfort
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Caer Din Ring Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Callow Hill Camp Hillfort
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Carreg y Big (Selattyn) Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Castle Ditches (Bedstone) Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Castle Idris Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
10 posts
Castle Ring (Ratlinghope) Hillfort
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Castle Ring (Rorrington) Hillfort
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Castle Ring (Shelve) Hillfort
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Castle Ring tumulus Round Barrow(s)
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Caus Castle Hillfort
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Caynham Camp Hillfort
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Coed-y-Gaer (Oswestry Rural) Hillfort
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Cothercott Hill Round Barrow(s)
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The Cow Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Cynynion Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
The Ditches Hillfort
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Earl's Hill and Pontesford Hill Hillfort
1 post
Ebury Hillfort Hillfort
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Fron Camp Hillfort
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Giant's Chair Cairn(s)
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Haughmond Hill Hillfort Hillfort
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Heath Mynd Platform Cairn
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The Hoarstones Stone Circle
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Hoar Edge Cairn(s)
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Hope Bowdler Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
The Lawley Hillfort
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Lea Stone Natural Rock Feature
5 posts
Llanfair Hill Round Barrow(s)
1 post
6 sites
The Long Mynd
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Lower Short Ditch Dyke
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Meadows Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Melin-y-Grogue Round Barrow(s)
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Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle
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Mitchell's Fold cairn Cairn(s)
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Nesscliffe Hill Camp Hillfort
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Nordy Bank Hillfort
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Norton Camp (Shropshire) Hillfort
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Old Oswestry Hillfort
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Orsedd Wen Cairn(s)
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Pave Lane Hillfort
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Pennerley Barrows Round Barrow(s)
8 posts
Pen y Wern Stone Circle
12 posts
Robin Hood's Butts (Shropshire) Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
6 posts
Rockhill Artificial Mound
The Rock of Woolbury Ancient Mine / Quarry
5 posts
The Rossett Round Barrow(s)
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Roveries Hill Hillfort
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Selattyn Hill Cairn(s)
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Skyborry Round Barrow(s)
14 posts
Stapeley Hill Ring Cairn
28 posts
The Stiperstones Cairn(s)
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Tibberton Burnt Mound / Fulacht Fia
14 posts
Titterstone Clee Hill Hillfort
1 post
Upper Short Ditch Dyke
1 post
Wall Hillfort
9 posts
Warren Tump Round Barrow(s)
10 posts
Whitcott Keysett Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Whitewell Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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The Wrekin Hillfort
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Great Hagley Standing Stone / Menhir

News

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Helen of The Roads

An engineered road thought to have connected the Wrekin and Old Oswestry hillforts pre-dates R*man construction by several hundred years according to a summation of excavation newspaper reports (regarding Bayston Hill quarry) in the new Fortean Times, FT279
wideford Posted by wideford
11th August 2011ce

Iron Age roundhouse reconstruction near Oswestry


Park Hall Countryside Experience, located near Oswestry, is undertaking a major new project for 2009 with the reconstruction of an Iron Age roundhouse built using traditional methods by local crafts men and women... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17th March 2009ce
Edited 17th March 2009ce

Miscellaneous

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Probably not worth adding as a site, but perhaps worth recording for past attitudes towards prehistoric remains. If any of it's true of course.
It appears that up to the end of the twelfth century, the site of the present churchyard of Ludlow, the most elevated part of the hill, was occupied by a very large tumulus, or barrow. In the year 1199, the townsmen found it necessary to enlarge their church, which seems to have been of small dimensions, and for this purpose they were obliged to clear away the mound. In doing this, they discoveredi n the interior of the mound three sepulchral deposits, which were probably included in square chests, as at Bartlow, and the narrator perhaps exaggerates a little in calling them 'mausolea of stone'. But the clergy of Ludlow, in the twelfth century, were by no means profound antiquaries; they determined in their own minds that the bones they had found were the relics of three Irish saints, the father, mother and uncle of the famous St. Brandan, and they buried them devoutly in their church, with the confidence that their holiness would be soon evinced in numerous miracles. It was to this tumulus alone that the name Leode-hlaew belonged.

The account of this event was preserved in the monastery of Cleobury Motimer, in what Leland calls a 'schedula,' and was copied for that antiquary by a monk of the house. It is printed in Leland's Collectanea viii, p407...
Is it cynical to think the amazing discovery might have been made with making a bit of money out of pilgrims and tourists in mind? From p14 of 'A history of Ludlow and its neighbourhood' by Thomas Wright, 1852.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd March 2007ce
Edited 24th March 2007ce

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Whitcott Keysett (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Whitcott Keysett (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Miscellaneous

Three fields away to the southeast at SO 28369 82022, on the same side of the river, the Shropshire SMR lists a bowl barrow:
The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a low rise north of the River Clun. Although much reduced by past ploughing, it survives as a low mound 25m north to south by 20m transversely standing up to 0.3m high. Although no longer visible as a surface feature, a ditch, from which the material was quarried for the construction of the barrow, surrounds the mound and has an estimated width of 2m.
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5th December 2016ce

Caer Caradoc (Hillfort) — Images

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