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Grime's Graves (Ancient Mine / Quarry) — News

Grime's Graves to open a second pit to the public


A challenging descent by ladder, winch and harness into a prehistoric underworld will open to the public for the first time this year, allowing exploration of shafts and galleries cut deep under Norfolk heathland more than 4,000 years ago.

The extraordinary surface landscape of Grime’s Graves, pockmarked with hundreds of shallow depressions, puzzled people for many centuries until they were identified about 150 years ago as neolithic flint mines.

More at https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/06/prehistoric-norfolk-mine-grimes-graves-to-open-second-pit-to-public

The Nine Stones of Winterbourne Abbas (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Black Down (Portesham) (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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The Hellstone (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Hampton Down (Stone Circle) — Images

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The Grey Mare & Her Colts (Long Barrow) — Images

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Kingston Russell (Stone Circle) — Images

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Kingston Russell Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Martin's Down Long Barrow — Images

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Long Bredy (Bank Barrow) — Images

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Hangman's Stone, Hampnett (Holed Stone) — Folklore

According to DP Sullivan (Old Stones Of The Cotswolds & Forest Of Dean - 1999 Reardon), this is another of those hangman's stones that takes its name from an idiotic thief:
It obtained its name, apparently, from an incident involving a sheep rustler who, when getting over the stile with his spoils fell and was hung by the entangled sheep. ... It is possible that this stone once marked a gibbet, giving a more plausible reason for its name.

Pen-y-Beacon (Cist) — Links

Portable Antiquities Scheme (CPAT)


Lovely barbed and tanged arrowhead found on Hay Bluff/Pen y Beacon and recorded and shared by PAS.

Cornwall — Links

Access to monuments


"A field guide to accessible sites
This is an online guide to accessible monuments in Cornwall, compiled by the Strategic Historic Environment Service of Cornwall Council. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in the countryside, heritage and culture of Cornwall, who wish to get out and experience the wealth of the county’s remarkable sites and monuments.

The range of monuments that can be visited in Cornwall encompass every period of history and prehistory, and reveals insights into changing patterns of agriculture and subsistence, ritual and religion, industry and transport – in short, all facets of human culture over a timespan exceeding 10,000 years.

New sites will be added periodically, so please check back in the future for any newly added sites. Any new additions will be highlighted as such on this page."
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