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West Yorkshire

Sites in this group:

23 posts
7 sites
Baildon Moor
2 posts
Barwick in Elmet Hillfort
4 posts
Bent Head Cup Marked Stone
Blackheath Barrow Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Blackheath Circle Enclosure
13 posts
Bradup Stone Circle
11 posts
Bull Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Butternab Camp, Crosland Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork (Destroyed)
2 posts
Calverley Woods Natural Rock Feature
2 posts
Castlestead Ring Enclosure
38 posts
Castle Hill (Huddersfield) Hillfort
1 post
Castle Hill (Ingbirchworth) Hillfort
8 posts
Catstones Ring Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
9 posts
Churn Milk Joan Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Cock Crowing Stone Natural Rock Feature
2 sites
Counter Hill (Addingham) Enclosure
4 posts
Devil's Footprint Stone Natural Rock Feature
3 posts
Dove Stones Natural Rock Feature
9 posts
Fairy Stone (Cottingley) Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
13 posts
Ferrybridge Henge Henge
2 posts
Ferrybridge Timber Circles Timber Circle
16 posts
Great Bride Stones Natural Rock Feature
13 posts
The Grey Stone Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
7 posts
Harden Moor Stone Circle
1 post
Hippins Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Honley Old Wood Cairnfield Cairn(s)
4 posts
Horsforth Low Hall Cup and Ring stone Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
5 posts
Knotties Stone (Otley Chevin) Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
4 posts
Midgley Moor Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Miller's Grave Burial Chamber
1 post
The Old Bull Ring Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Pin Stone Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
4 posts
Plague Stone (Adel) Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
4 sites
Ringstone Edge Moor
6 posts
Robin Hood's Penny Stone Natural Rock Feature
1 post
Robin Hood's Stone (Kirklees) Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Rocking Stone Hill (Golcar) Rocking Stone
1 post
Rocking Stone, Warley Moor Natural Rock Feature
81 posts
68 sites
Rombald's Moor
1 post
Silver Hill Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Slate Pit Wood Cairnfield Cairn(s)
8 posts
South Kirkby Hillfort
3 posts
Standing Stone Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
13 posts
The Stones Standing Stones
4 posts
Sutcliffe Rough Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
82 posts
The Twelve Apostles of Ilkley Moor Stone Circle
1 post
Upwood Hall Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
18 posts
Walshaw Dean Stone Circle
2 posts
Wicken Hill Enclosure
Sites of disputed antiquity:
6 posts
Crosland Moor Holy Well Sacred Well
6 posts
Grey Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Horsforth Milestone Cup Marked Stone
5 posts
Mount Cross Christianised Site
4 posts
PRAWR 208 (Adel) Carving
10 posts
Witch's Stone Standing Stone / Menhir

News

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Cairn building walkers are dismantling the heritage of Yorkshire Dales


The tradition of building cairns and wind breaks in the Yorkshire Dales has begun to put the area’s history at risk according to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA)... continues...
moss Posted by moss
27th March 2016ce

Archaeologists find 'tomb of tribal king' hidden on moor


http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/8410078.Archaeologists_find____tomb_of_tribal_king____hidden_on_moor/


Wharfedale and Airedale observer... continues...
Posted by Arcturus
28th September 2010ce
Edited 28th September 2010ce

Record of monuments will be created for future generations


From the Telegraph and Argus....

Work is underway to compile the first comprehensive record of ancient monuments on Ilkley Moor.

Archaeologists have started a three-year project to photograph rock carvings across Rombalds Moor and will use state-of-the-art technology to produce 3-D images of the stones... continues...
moss Posted by moss
6th August 2010ce

Ritual Landscapes - Photographic Exhibition

A free exhibition of large format colour and monochrome images of Megalithic sites by Steve Francis at Artsmill Gallery in Hebden Bridge. The exhibition runs between Wednesday 22nd August and Sunday 23rd September 2007.

For further information visit http://www.artsmill.org/ or telephone 01422 843413.

Sorry there is currently no disabled access.
Posted by photosteve
22nd August 2007ce
Edited 24th August 2007ce

Fieldnotes

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Small desolate moor to the West of Halifax, above Mytholmroyd. Much evidence of ancient habitation, but little charted on OS map. There are three bronze age enclosures to the south of Crow Hill which I have yet to confidently find.
You can park on the roadside in Midgely or walk up from Mytholmroyd Station
daveyravey Posted by daveyravey
20th January 2004ce
Edited 25th August 2013ce

Links

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Calderdale Councils list of SAMs


A list of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in the Calderdale District
daveyravey Posted by daveyravey
17th February 2004ce
Edited 25th August 2013ce

Latest posts for West Yorkshire

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Calverley Woods (Natural Rock Feature) — Folklore

Calverley Woods at one time had a wishing well, of the ebbing and flowing type, and more than a local reputation for the quality of its water.

Also in the woods was a rocking stone. This was a huge block of stone which at the slightest touch rocked.

On wild, dark nights it was said that a headless horse rider could be seen. The rider was supposed to be Sir Walter de Calverley, who murdered his two sons, Walter and William, but the locals added: "It had to be very dark," or you could not see him, he rode so fast.
Shipley Times and Express, 26th May, 1943.

I'm thinking the rocking stone could be the same thing as the Hanging Stone? There's a picture of this at the Leodis photographic archive. It certainly looks precarious.

All in all it sounds a strange spot, and not entirely encroached upon by the quarrying and industry that was once there, an exploding fireworks factory and the gardens of big houses that are very close by.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th October 2018ce

Calverley Woods (Natural Rock Feature) — Links

The Northern Antiquarian


Details of the cup-marked rocks lurking in these woods.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th October 2018ce

Castle Hill (Huddersfield) (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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