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Aveline's Hole Cave / Rock Shelter
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Banner Down Long Barrow Long Barrow (Destroyed)
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Banwell Bone Caves Cave / Rock Shelter
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Banwell Fort Hillfort
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Bathampton and Claverton Downs Standing Stones
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Bathampton Camp Hillfort
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Bathampton Downs barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Beacon Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Berwick Hillfort
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Burledge Hill Hillfort
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Cadbury Camp (Nailsea) Hillfort
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Cadbury Hill (Congresbury) Hillfort
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2 sites
Charmy Down Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Claverton Down Barrow Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)
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Cleeve Toot Hillfort
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Dolebury Warren Hillfort
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Durley Hill Henge
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Englishcombe Manor Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Felton Hill Longbarrow Long Barrow
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The Giants Graves Cist (Destroyed)
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Hayes Wood Enclosure Enclosure
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Herriotts Bridge Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork (Destroyed)
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High Barrow Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Hinton Charterhouse Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Knowle Hill Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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9 sites
Lansdown
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Little Solsbury Hill Hillfort
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Loxton Hill Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Maes Knoll Hillfort
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Monkswood
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Nempnett Thrubwell Long Barrow
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Nempnett Thrubwell Horse Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Nempnett Thrubwell Round Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Radstock Round Barrow(s)
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Redhill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Redhill Long Barrow
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Round Hill Tump Round Barrow(s)
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Sand Point Round Barrow(s)
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Shoscombe Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Stantonbury Hillfort
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Stony Littleton Long Barrow
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Temple of Sulis Sacred Well
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1 site
Tunley Farm Hillfort
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Uphill Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Wallmead I and II Round Barrow(s)
Walton Common Hillfort
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The Water Stone Burial Chamber
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5 sites
The Weddings at Stanton Drew
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Winford Big Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Winford Twin Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Worlebury Hillfort
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Yarberry Farm Standing Stone / Menhir
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Dundry Stones Stone Row / Alignment
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Portbury Standing Stone / Menhir
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Three Shire Stones (Reconstruction) Burial Chamber

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'Britain from the air' - street exhibition in Bath


For anyone who lives within travelling distance of Bath, this street exhibition is well worth catching - in the square by Bath Abbey:

http://britainfromtheair.info/

Sponsored by Ordinance Survey and wecommunic8... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
12th September 2010ce
Edited 12th September 2010ce

Free lecture on Monkswood Hoard


"The Monkswood hoard was found in the St Catherine's valley near Bath during the construction of a reservoir in the 1930s. It contains 38 pieces of Bronze age metalwork... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
7th February 2009ce

Ancient Landscapes, Pastoral Visions


Samuel Palmer to the Ruralists..
An exhibition that has opened at the Victoria Gallery, Bath.


Paul Nash's Eclipse of the Sunflower is there, also Druid Landscape, Megalithic Landscape and work by Graham Sutherland, and The Ruralists of course who lived in Wiltshire, Inshaw painted Silbury and the Owl... continues...
moss Posted by moss
31st July 2008ce
Edited 1st August 2008ce

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Scheduled Monuments in Bath & North East Somerset


The Bath and North East Somerset SMR Listing from 31/3/1999.

Lists various monuments, all scheduled and protected by law
Chance Posted by Chance
27th July 2008ce
Edited 12th April 2015ce

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The Great Circle, North East Circle & Avenues (Stone Circle) — Folklore

John Wood mentions in the 1769 edition of his 'Description of Bath' that -
The predominant Colour of that part of the Stone in the Works of Stantondrue, supposed to have been taken from Oaky Hole, is Red; and it is so exceedingly hard, that it will polish almost as well as some of the purple Italian Marble, and is as beautiful: The other Stone is of two Colours, White and Grey; the white Stone seems to have been the Produce of Dundry Hill, but the grey Stone resembles the Sand Rocks about Stantondrue, and seems to have been taken from them.
Oaky Hole , I thought... where can that be? I think he's determined to get oaks in there because it's the favourite tree of druids. And where would a druid and his disciples hang out - a cave, like (so he says) Pythagoras and his disciples did. He says that the cave is situated by the City of Wells - so it's Wookey Hole. Geologists probably have alternative theories, but it's interesting as a mythological explanation that gets the druids in there. Wood hypothesised that Stanton Drew itself was a druidical temple and college.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
22nd November 2016ce

Maes Knoll (Hillfort) — Folklore

The stone called "Hawkwell's Quoit" is accounted for by a [...] legend. An ancient knight, whose name was Hawkwell, and whose effigy is preserved in Chew Magna church, is reported to have been a giant of immense strength and of a very wicked and malignant disposition. Amongst his other exploits he is reported to have dug a spadeful of earth out of the side of Dundry-hill and flung it from the hole (which is still to be seen in the hill side) to the top of a hill above Norton Malreward, two miles distant, where it forms a considerable tumulus, or barrow, visible many miles round. On his jumping to where the earth had fallen, and having the capabilities of "Spring-heel Jack," he did so at one bound, he scraped his feet on his shovel and so formed a second but smaller barrow; then being an excellent quoit player he threw one of his quoits from the top of the heap intending to knock down the steeple of Stanton Drew church, distant about two and a half miles; in this instance, however, his aim was deficient, and the stone quoit fell short of the mark.
'The Cheerful Visitor' writing in The Bristol Mercury, September 2nd, 1854.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th November 2016ce

Worlebury (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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