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North Yorkshire

Sites in this group:

Abrahams Hut Round Cairn
3 posts
Acklam Wold Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
5 posts
3 sites
Addlebrough Cairn(s)
1 post
Ainderby Quernhow Cairn(s) (Destroyed)
2 posts
Albert Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
35 posts
Allan Tofts, Goathland Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
17 posts
Almscliffe Crag Natural Rock Feature
2 posts
Ann Cross Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
46 posts
Appletreewick Stone Circle
6 posts
Apron Full of Stones Cairn(s)
Askew Rigg Ring Cairn
Aske Moor Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
4 posts
10 sites
Askwith Moor Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
4 posts
Attermire Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
2 posts
Bainbridge Camp Hillfort
1 post
Bank Slack Camp Enclosure
6 posts
Baysdale Cup Marked Stone
2 posts
Beacon Howes Round Barrow(s)
5 posts
Billy's Dyke Dyke
2 posts
Bilsdale Midcable Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Blakey Howe Round Barrow(s)
60 posts
Blakey Topping Sacred Hill
3 posts
Boltby Scar Hillfort
4 posts
Booze Ancient Mine / Quarry
1 post
Bowes Barrows Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Box Hall/Castleton Moor Enclosure
1 post
Braisty Woods Stone Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art (Destroyed)
5 posts
Braithwaite Wood Hillfort Hillfort
1 post
Brandrith Crags Rocking Stone
8 posts
Breckon Howe Round Barrow(s)
8 posts
The Bridestones Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
67 posts
1 site
Brimham Rocks Rocky Outcrop
3 posts
Broxa Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Burton Howe Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Burton Moor Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Butter Howe Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
7 posts
Cammon Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
1 site
Carperby Stone Circle
17 posts
Castle Dykes, Wensleydale Henge
7 posts
Castle, Nr Reeth Enclosure
3 posts
Castle Steads, Coverham Hillfort
4 posts
Castle Steads, Gayles Hillfort
2 posts
Cawthorne Camps Round Barrow(s)
1 post
The Chair Stone Standing Stones
1 post
Chapel Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
2 posts
Cheshire Stone Natural Rock Feature
1 post
Claphow Farm Lingdale Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Cleatop Ring Cairn
2 posts
Cockmoor Hall Round Barrows Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Cock Howe Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Cold Moor Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Comb Scar Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
23 posts
Commondale Stone Circle
5 posts
Conjuring Stone Natural Rock Feature
1 post
1 site
Crown End, Westerdale Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
50 posts
3 sites
Danby Rigg Cairn(s)
5 posts
Danes Hills Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
2 posts
Danes Hills Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
5 posts
Dargate Dyke Dyke
Devil's Hill Enclosure
3 posts
Downholme Carving
5 posts
Drake Howe Cairn(s)
44 posts
Druid's Altar Stone Circle
1 post
Duffin Stone Natural Rock Feature
24 posts
Duggleby Howe
12 posts
Dumpit Hill Stone Circle
16 posts
3 sites
Easington High Moor Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
East Ayton Long Barrow Long Barrow
Ebberston Long Barrow Long Barrow
1 post
Elbolton Hill Sacred Hill
1 post
Ellers Wood, Askwith Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
7 posts
Eller Keld Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Elm Lodge, Danby Low Moor Long Barrow
2 posts
Fearby Standing Stones Stone Circle
6 posts
Fell End Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Fertility Stone (Dacre) Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
Flamstone Pin Cairn(s)
4 posts
Flass Brow Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Flat Howes Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
2 posts
Fortress Dyke Camp Plateau Fort
7 posts
Foster Howe Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
3 posts
Fox Howe Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Frankinshaw Cairn Cup Marked Stone
86 posts
14 sites
Fylingdales Moor Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
28 posts
Gayles Moor Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
Gayle Camp Enclosure
6 posts
Giants Graves (Litton) Cairn(s)
4 posts
Glaisdale. Black Hill Stone Standing Stones
4 posts
1 site
Glaisdale Rigg Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Glaisdale Swang Stones Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Graffa Plains Cairn(s)
5 posts
Grassington Ring Cairn
13 posts
1 site
Great Ayton Moor Chambered Cairn Cairn(s)
11 posts
Greenlands Howe Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Green Howe Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Green Howe (North Deighton) Round Barrow(s)
14 posts
Grey Horse Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
The Grey Stone Sockburn Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Grinton Round Barrow Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Guisecliff Wood Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
Hagworm Hill Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Hambleton Street Ancient Trackway
5 posts
Hanging Grimston Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Hanging Stone (Helmsley) Standing Stone / Menhir
18 posts
Harkerside Moor Circle Stone Circle
5 posts
4 sites
Harland Moor Stone Circle
7 posts
Hartwith Moor Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Hart Leap Stones Standing Stones
4 posts
Haw Beck Burnt Mounds Burnt Mound / Fulacht Fia
18 posts
High & Low Bridestones Dovedale Natural Rock Feature
5 posts
High Badger Gate Ancient Trackway
53 posts
High Bridestones Stone Circle
1 post
High Park Farm Round Barrow(s)
High Snapes Ring Cairn
1 post
High Woof Howe Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Hinderwell Beacon Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Hitching Stone (Keighley Moor) Natural Rock Feature
2 posts
Holgate Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
2 posts
Hood Hill Stone (Kilburn) Natural Rock Feature
1 post
Horseshoe Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
6 posts
Howden Hill (Yorkshire) Sacred Hill
7 posts
Howe Hill, Newby Round Barrow(s)
11 posts
Howl Moor Stone Circle
3 posts
How Hill, Low Whita Hillfort
18 posts
How Tallon Stone Circle
Hunter Howe Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
Hunt House Crag Standing Stones
Hutton Mulgrave Standing Stone / Menhir
32 posts
3 sites
Ingleborough Hillfort
7 posts
In Moor Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
10 posts
Iron Howe Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Jubilee Cave, Settle Cave / Rock Shelter
2 posts
Jugger Howe Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Jugger Howes Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Kepwick Moor Long Barrow
Kettle Howe Round Cairn
1 post
Kildale Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
2 posts
Kildale Moor Cairn(s)
4 posts
Kildale Un-named stone Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
King Alfred's Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
5 posts
Kirkdale Hyena Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
1 post
Kirkmoor Beck, Fylingdales Stone Circle
1 post
Lady Cross Round Barrow(s)
Leaf Howe Round Barrow(s)
10 posts
Levisham Moor Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Lilla Howe Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
Little Blakey Howe Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Little Hograh Moor Standing Stones
Live Moor Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
2 posts
Live Moor Hill Fort, Whorlton Hillfort
7 posts
Loose Howe Cup Marked Stone
1 post
Loose Howe Round Barrow(s)
11 posts
Lord Stones Round Cairn
7 posts
Louven Howe Round Barrow(s)
5 posts
1 site
Low Bradley Moor Cairn(s)
20 posts
Low Bridestones Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Low Crag Dyke Dyke
Low Feldom Farm Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
Low Woof Howe Cairn(s)
31 posts
Maiden Castle (Grinton) Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
7 posts
Malham Cove Fields Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
6 posts
Margery Bradley Standing Stone / Flat Howe Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
12 sites
Middleton Moor Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
6 posts
1 site
Mudbeck Stone Circle
2 posts
Murk Mire Moor Standing Stone / Menhir
Murk Mire Moor Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Murk Mire Moor Cairn(s)
Near Moor Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
2 posts
Nettlehole Ridge Stone Circle Stone Circle
3 posts
Newton Kyme Henge (Site) Henge
7 posts
Newton Mulgrave Long Barrow Long Barrow
2 posts
Newton Mulgrave Round Barrow Round Barrow(s)
9 posts
Newton Mulgrave Woods Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Obtrusch Cairn(s)
The Old Wifes Mound Round Barrow(s)
17 posts
The Old Wife's Neck Standing Stones
Old Wife (Lund Ridge) Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Osmonds Gill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
2 posts
Osmonds Gill Cairn Cup Marked Stone
1 post
Peat Hill Cairn(s)
3 posts
Pen Howe Round Barrow(s)
5 posts
Percy Rigg Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Percy Rigg Standing Stone Standing Stones
Pike Howe Round Cairn
5 posts
Pind Howes Round Barrow(s)
Potato Nab Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Pudding Pie Hill Round Barrow(s)
Pye Howe Rigg Round Barrow(s)
22 posts
Ramsdale Standing Stones Standing Stones
3 posts
The Ravensworth Stone Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
12 posts
Raven Hall Hotel Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
5 posts
The Raven Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Rawcliffe Howe Round Barrow(s)
6 posts
Rectory Allotment Ring Cairn
3 posts
Reeth Strip Lynchets Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Riva Hill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
7 posts
Robbed Howe Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
Rob Howe Long Barow Long Barrow
8 posts
Rokan Stone
42 posts
Roseberry Topping Sacred Hill
11 posts
Roulston Scar Hillfort
3 posts
The Ryedale Windypits Cave / Rock Shelter
2 posts
Sand Hill Cairn(s)
6 posts
Scamridge Dykes Dyke
2 posts
Scamridge Long Barrow Long Barrow
1 post
Scarth Nick Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Scorton Cursus Cursus
8 posts
Seamer Beacon Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Seaty Hill Artificial Mound
2 posts
The Seven Stones Standing Stones
7 posts
Sharp Howes Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Sheriff Hill Cairn(s)
2 posts
Shunner Howe Artificial Mound
2 posts
Sil Howe Round Barrow(s)
35 posts
Simon Howe Cairn(s)
2 posts
13 sites
Skyreholme
1 post
Slip Gill Cave / Rock Shelter
Sour Milk Hills Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Spell Howe Artificial Mound
2 posts
Spiers House Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Staithes
17 posts
Standingstones Rigg Ring Cairn
2 posts
Stang Howe Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Stanwick Fortifications Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Staple Howe Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Stone Man Round Barrow(s)
6 posts
Stone Rook Cairn(s)
Stone Ruckles Round Barrow(s)
11 posts
Studfold Ring Enclosure
15 posts
Swarth Howe Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
19 posts
Temple Beeld Stone Row / Alignment
1 post
Thackwaite Beck Stone Circle
2 posts
Thief Thorn Standing Stone (Draughton Moor) Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Thieves Dikes Dyke
4 posts
Thimbleby Moor Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
21 posts
Thimbleby Moor Nine Stones Stone Circle
15 posts
Thixendale Dyke
1 post
Thorn Key Howe Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
Three Howes Round Cairn
Three Howes (Cockayne) Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Three Howes (Cold Moor) Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Three Howes, Ebberston Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
6 posts
Three Howes Rigg (Commondale) Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Three Howes Rigg (Easington Moor) Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Three Howes (Spaunton Moor) Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Three Tremblers Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Tor Dike Dyke
6 posts
Towthorpe Plantation Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
3 posts
Traverse Moor Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Trennet Dyke
13 posts
Tripsdale / Bilsdale Bride Stones Stone Circle
3 posts
Twistleton Scar Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
10 posts
Two Howes Cairn(s)
2 posts
37 sites
Ure-Swale Plateau
4 sites
Urra Moor
7 posts
Victoria Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
6 posts
2 sites
Wade's Stones Standing Stones
19 posts
The Wainstones Natural Rock Feature
2 posts
Western Howes (Westerdale) Cairn(s)
2 posts
Weston Moor Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Westow Long Barrow
17 posts
West Agra Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
Wharram Percy barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
4 posts
Wheeldale Howe Artificial Mound
5 posts
Wheeldale Moor Cist Cist
2 posts
Whitcliffe Scar Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Willerby Wold Long Barrow
1 post
Winter Hill Stone Cup Marked Stone
4 posts
Wolf Pit Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Woman Stone, Askwith Moor Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
Wragby Barrow Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Yarlsber Camp Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Yarnbury Henge Henge
Yeadon Crag Rock Shelter Cave / Rock Shelter
33 posts
Yockenthwaite Stone Circle
8 posts
Yordas Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
Sites of disputed antiquity:
2 posts
Diana's Well Sacred Well
6 posts
Hilda's Well Sacred Well
8 posts
The Old Wife's Well Sacred Well
2 posts
Rudland Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Walton Head Monoliths Standing Stones
26 posts
The Wheeldale Stones Standing Stones

News

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North York Moors: Fighting bracken and badgers


Hope the badgers are fighting back! but.....

Historic monuments are being saved across the Whitby region thanks to the hard work of volunteers... continues...
moss Posted by moss
18th March 2014ce

Finds from Goldsborough Mesolithic site


7,000 years before campervans pulled on to the West Cliff, it has emerged that Whitby was a popular tourist destination among cavemen.

Following recent investigations a team of archaeologists have discovered litter from a prehistoric campsite near Goldsborough that suggests tourism may actually be Whitby’s oldest industry... continues...
moss Posted by moss
15th December 2012ce
Edited 15th December 2012ce

North York Moors blaze uncovers mystery monument near Goathland


A FIRE which swept across a large area of North Yorkshire moorland has revealed a mysterious monument which could date back to Neolithic times.

This aerial picture from English Heritage shows a stone enclosure and a number of stone cairns on a 62-acre site near the village of Goathland... continues...
moss Posted by moss
29th December 2009ce

Gristhorpe Man slowly gives up his secrets


TOMORROW marks the 175th anniversary of the discovery of Scarborough's bronze age ancestor, Gristhorpe Man.
Now residing in the Rotunda Museum, Gristhorpe Man, the tallest prehistoric skeleton measured to date, was found by William Beswick and members of the Scarborough Philosophical Society on Thursday July 10 1834... continues...
moss Posted by moss
10th July 2009ce

Walkers urged not to pick up stones to build bigger cairns


WALKERS in the Yorkshire Dales National Park have been urged not to use stones to build cairns or wind breaks as they are putting the countryside's heritage at risk.


Rocks have been taken from ancient sites, including burial mounds dating back to the Bronze Age, to create cairns on routes in the Dales... continues...
moss Posted by moss
18th March 2009ce
Edited 18th March 2009ce

Carved stone found at Whitby Abbey


Archaeologists have been excavating Whitby headland and found a carved stone. They have found traces of an Iron Age enclosure there, and they're hoping the stone might be prehistoric. I wonder what people here think.

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART51381... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th October 2007ce

Foxrush Farm Archaeological Open Day


- guided tours
- have-a-go dig sessions
- storytelling
- re-enactment group
- make a coil pot
- iron age costumes...and much more

In 2002, the first archaeological excavation took place, followed by further digs in 2003, 2004 and 2005... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
25th September 2006ce

Miscellaneous

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"I the North Riding am for spaciousness renown'd
Our mother Yorkshire's eld'st."

POLY-OLBION. The Works of Michael Drayton, Esq. In four volumes.
London MDCCLIII. Vol. II..
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
29th November 2007ce

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The Heritage Journal: Rock Art Walk and Prehistoric Nidderdale


Sunday, 17 July.

"Dr Keith Boughey leads this fascinating walk to find hidden prehistoric carvings in Nidderdale. A moderate two-part walk of about 3 miles."

Monday, 18 July.

"From Bronze Age rock art to Iron Age hut circles, come along to find out more about Prehistoric Nidderdale."
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
12th July 2011ce
Edited 12th July 2011ce

Out of Oblivion: A landscape through time


Website based on the Historic Environment Record of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Varied stuff including audio trails you can download, a bit for kids, and good lists and info for interesting places in each area of the park.

(ta to Paulus for pointing that one out.)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
11th June 2007ce
Edited 11th June 2007ce

Tees Archaeology


A nice website from the local Archaeology Unit
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
25th September 2006ce

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Harland Moor (Stone Circle) — Links

The Smell of Water


Stone Circle, Hob's Heap and the Coal Mines of Harland Moor Pt. 1.
moss Posted by moss
30th September 2016ce

Hagworm Hill (Round Barrow(s)) — Folklore

Historic England's record says that the round barrow here is a respectable 3m high. It's on a prominent hill and there's a photo on the 'Earthworks' blog that makes it look mysterious with its cap of trees. The area sounds like it's full of weirdness (as you can read). But regarding the barrow itself, to quote the blog...
Local children often call this 'the witches hill'.

Various signs of veneration can often still be found on Hagworm hill. A clay figure of a Mother Goddess, obviously made fairly recently, and coloured rags tied in the thorn tree on the summit of the hill. Painted egg shells, and a small stick carved with runes. All these and others have been noticed left on the hill by people who still regard this as a sacred place.

I was also told by a local man that as a child he and his friends believed it was a flying saucer that had crashed many years before and become grown over with trees, and that the aliens still lived inside, though his parents told him this was not true, as it was fairies that lived inside the hill. Each generation has its own little green men.
The Earthworks blog is full of interesting landscapey fortean things.

The OED says a hagworm is "A northern name for the adder or viper; but in some districts applied to the common snake, and in others to the blindworm" (the latter being the slowworm).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
25th September 2016ce

The Old Wife's Well (Sacred Well) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>The Old Wife's Well</b>Posted by moss moss Posted by moss
17th September 2016ce

The Old Wife's Well (Sacred Well) — Miscellaneous

The Old Wife’s Well lies under the dreaded heading ‘Site of Disputed Antiquity’ and of course it is but its location next to a flint Mesolithic site and an old Roman road??? - See below for another explanation - gives it validity, and anyway it is a source of local water for those who have lived or passed this way over the moors, not forgetting the way marking, very probably prehistoric stones, that can be found a couple of miles on along this lonely stretch of moor and also of course the burial cists that can be found under the stone track way.

It is difficult to find the well though it is only a few yards from the road but buried inside the forestry trees. There is a forestry track way where you can park on the right just out of the village of Stape, walk along here if you want to see Mauley Cross. To find the well, turn left on the road towards the village and walk a few hundred metres along it, to your left you will see a faint path which will lead to the well. The well has it ‘clouties’ hanging on nearby trees, so does have visitors. Before the vast swathes of the forests were planted around the 1920s on the moors, this would have probably been farm land…… So maybe the spring of water with its unusual inscription may in fact be part of a much earlier prehistoric history…..

As the Roman Road/causeway does not appear on TMA here is the explanation for the Wheeldale Linear Monument being interpreted as a Neolithic boundary structure, and mentioned by Fitz..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade%27s_Causeway

“here are some objections to the interpretation of the structure as being a road at all, including the fact that several burial cists along the structure's course protrude through its surface by up to 0.4m, highly unusual for a road surface. Since 1997, authorities including English Heritage have accepted the possibility that the structure may not be a road. Archaeological consultant Blaise Vyner suggested in 1997 that the structure may be the collapsed and heavily robbed remains of a Neolithic or Bronze Age boundary wall or dyke. There are other Neolithic remains on the North York Moors, including boundary dikes, although Knight et al. report that the later Neolithic is very poorly represented archaeologically in the North York Moors area] and neolithic use of the moors was likely very limited in extent. Bronze Age presence in the moors, including earthworks, is well represented generally in the archaeology of the area, and therefore is a more plausible origin. Evidence against the identification of the causeway as an early Neolithic structure includes the statement by Elgee in 1912 that the causeway had been identified as cutting across an earlier British earthwork just north of Julian Park, suggesting that it must post-date it. One possibility that could explain several of the anomalies in trying to definitively identify the site is the suggestion by Knight et al. that it was commonly observed practice in the area for dykes to be reused as track ways.
To account for the uncertainty regarding the structure's original function, the term "Wheeldale Linear Monument" was introduced in the 2010s to refer to the structure. English Heritage in 2013 stated that the balance of opinion had swung to favour a prehistoric, rather than Roman, origin for the structure. As of 2013, the uncertainty regarding the monument's purpose and origin is reflected by the information board at the end of the Wheeldale section of structure, where it meets the modern road. The original sign, pictured in 1991 states that the structure is a Roman road, whereas new signage installed in 1998 admits that the origin and purpose of the structure are unknown.”
moss Posted by moss
17th September 2016ce

Bowes Barrows (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 4.8.16

Directions:
Immediately west of Bowes Castle (E.H. site)

The O/S map shows 4 barrows. They can be observed as slight 'bumps' in a grass field.

The village of Bowes is small but very pretty. The nearby castle is worth a look and the church also looks interesting. Unfortunately it was locked on my visit.
Posted by CARL
7th August 2016ce

Stanwick Fortifications (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

Visited 5.8.16

Almost 6 years since my previous visit - where does the time go?

We were heading home after our latest adventures in Scotland and as we were in the area ish..........

The site is pretty much as I remembered although the E.H. information board is now looking the worse for wear. The depth of the excavated ditch is very impressive. From the top of the bank I would guess it must be 5-6 metres to the bottom. The bank itself is still about 3 metres high compared with the surrounding countryside.

The sky above was dark blue, the sun shone warmly and as far as the eye could see the fields were golden with wheat ready for harvesting. Across the other side of the ditch were two women training dogs to run over and through an obstacle course. I wonder what the builders of Stanwick would have made of that? :)

All in all, Stanwick is a good place to visit. Particularly when the weather is as fine as it is today.
Posted by CARL
7th August 2016ce

Glaisdale Swang Stones (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

The Smell of Water


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
17th July 2016ce

Commondale (Stone Circle) — Images

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19th May 2016ce
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