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Walshaw Dean (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Walshaw Dean</b>Posted by daveyravey

Lough Gur C (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Lough Gur C</b>Posted by daveyravey

Grange / Lios, Lough Gur (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Grange / Lios, Lough Gur</b>Posted by daveyravey

Lough Gur Wedge Tomb — Fieldnotes

I find tombs most bizarre, they look almost alien without their outer layers and this is no exception.

Lough Gur D (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Lough Gur D</b>Posted by daveyravey<b>Lough Gur D</b>Posted by daveyravey<b>Lough Gur D</b>Posted by daveyravey

Lough Gur D (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Intriguing circle, though overgrown by hedges and a fence dissects the site. It is in private land with no access so seeking permission is advisable. The bank and setting of the stones is very similar to Grange but there is a circle within the circle as well. There is an outer bank which is retained by the outer stones. There is a mini circle just outside the circle in a similar fashion to that at grange. It is possible this is a burial mound, however.

Lough Gur D (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Lough Gur D</b>Posted by daveyravey

Knockadoon Circle K (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Folklore

According to local bods, this is a dwelling enclosure, not a stone circle.

Knockadoon Circle K (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

<b>Knockadoon Circle K</b>Posted by daveyravey

Castle Hill (Huddersfield) (Hillfort) — News

Blueprint aims to protect future of Iron Age hill fort

From an article by Joanne Ginley in Yorkshire Post Today:

A conservation blueprint to safeguard the future of Huddersfield's historic Castle Hill site, regarded as one of Yorkshire's most important early Iron Age hill forts, is set to be approved.
Castle Hill, which can be seen for miles around, is a scheduled ancient monument and has been settled for at least 4,000 years. Experts regard it as one of West Yorkshire's most significant archaeological sites.

The site, at Almondbury, was recently mired in controversy after a developer part-built a hotel which did not match plans approved by Kirklees Council.

The council took the developer to court and the hotel has since been demolished.

Now a draft conservation management plan has been produced by Leeds-based consultancy Atkins Heritage, which councillors are set to back tomorrow. If approved by a Kirklees Council cabinet committee it will eventually guide the future use and development of the site and ensure that guidelines are in place to shape its conservation and any new development.

Councillors will also be asked to back measures to address decay. These include resurfacing the car park, new off-site parking, improving footpaths, repairing erosion and damaged areas and creating a picnic area.

If members back the measures, council officers will draw up detailed proposals and costings.
It is proposed that the work would take place over the next two years.

Read the full article at...

Ringstone Edge Mounds (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

After a closer inspection of the monuments record I have found some of these mounds. All are concentrated in a relatively small area and one has narrowly escaped being quarried away (photos to come later, I don't seem to be able to post them at the minute). At least one is visible on the sky line looking into the direction of the sun.

Ringstone Edge Cairn Circle — Fieldnotes

I had a closer shufty around here today and found what could be an inscribed stone. It is broken but has a definite cross with a border around it. I have a picture and it will appear here shortly.
I found four large stones today, one at least five foot tall but laying prostrate. The other three were between 2 and a half and three foot tall, again, laying prostrate.

Arbor Low (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Arbor Low</b>Posted by daveyravey

Ringstone Edge Cairn Circle — Miscellaneous

"On top of a flat plateau on this moor, with an extensive view on all sides save on the north, where there is a gentle slope for some hundreds of yards up to the summit of the hill, there are distinct traces of a circular ring of small stones. Pygmie flints have been picked up within a yard or two, but the only other fact to be noted about this earthwork is that there is a tradition to the effect that much earth has been removed from this site. It is not altogether impossible that this is a scanty remnant of a round barrow"
The Ancient History Of Huddersfield: Early Man In The District of Huddersfield by James A. Petch 1921

Duloe (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Duloe</b>Posted by daveyravey<b>Duloe</b>Posted by daveyravey

Ringstone Edge Cairn Circle — Images

<b>Ringstone Edge Cairn Circle</b>Posted by daveyravey<b>Ringstone Edge Cairn Circle</b>Posted by daveyravey

Yellowmead Multiple Stone Circle — Images

<b>Yellowmead Multiple Stone Circle</b>Posted by daveyravey<b>Yellowmead Multiple Stone Circle</b>Posted by daveyravey<b>Yellowmead Multiple Stone Circle</b>Posted by daveyravey

Devil's Footprint Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Fieldnotes

This site is on a very pleasant walk with great view across one of Yorkshire's finest valleys. From its position Castle Hill (an Iron Age Hill Fort) is very imposing, across this valley is an ancient burial area. The stone is an outcrop on Netherton Edge. I identified the site having been informed about its existence by Paulus, and looking at rock climbing websites! The rock has stunning views but I have as yet to find the legendary footprint. Paulus... it's over to you.

Devil's Footprint Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Folklore

This is where the Devil is said to have trodden, leaving a scorched imprint on the stone. Other sites relating to where footprints occur suggest that kings, queens and shamen were ordained.
Info from Mr Bennet's fine work "The Old Stones of Elmet"

Devil's Footprint Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

<b>Devil's Footprint Stone</b>Posted by daveyravey

Slate Pit Wood Cairnfield (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Slate Pit Wood Cairnfield</b>Posted by daveyravey

Devil's Footprint Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

<b>Devil's Footprint Stone</b>Posted by daveyravey

Honley Old Wood Cairnfield (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

A substantial cairnfield with quite impressive embankment made of rubble about half a metre high. Most of the cairns have been robbed for stone but some have survived. There are wonderful pasturelands one side and wooded escarpment to the other. Not really worth going to see especially but you can have some nice walks around here

Slate Pit Wood Cairnfield (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

A cairn field with some substantial mounds upto half a metre high and an intrigueing double ditch most of which has been cut through by modern roads. The site is in a well maintained wooded modern enclosure. Two fields down there is a possibility that this double ditch continues, but I am not sure yet.

Bradup (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Bradup</b>Posted by daveyravey

Mosley Height (Stone Circle) — Links

Global Community - Mosley Height

Tom Bullock can add a little further information about Mosley Height.


Castles and palaces under siege from government cost-cutters

The care of castles, country houses and ancient monuments is under threat from Treasury cost-cutters, it emerged last night.

Heritage has been identified as an "inefficient" area of activity which is draining money that could be spent on schools and hospitals.Tessa Jowell, the Culture Secretary, has set up a review of heritage bodies after rejecting the radical option of giving English Heritage's 400 historic properties, including palaces and Stonehenge, to the National Trust. Miss Jowell, who has yet to visit an English Heritage site, is desperate to find a radical scheme before the election to placate the Treasury and its cost-cutting adviser, Sir Peter Gershon.

Sir Peter is understood to have identified heritage bodies as an area where savings could be found to fund "frontline" services. His wide-ranging review of costs in government has already suggested cutting 90,000 civil servants.

Miss Jowell has shown little interest in heritage, preferring "participation" activities such as sport and the arts. Funding for English Heritage has risen by only 3 per cent in the past five years, while the arts have received 53 per cent and sport 100 per cent.

Amenity groups have accused her department of struggling to understand the relevance of historic buildings and the properties which the Government holds in trust, despite the popularity of heritage television shows and evidence that heritage-led regeneration schemes are the most successful.

Miss Jowell's anxiety to act decisively over heritage was such that she commissioned a two-week study from management consultants PKF to look at merging the state-funded English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund - which exists solely on lottery money.

When that study concluded in July that there were few savings to be made, Miss Jowell, who is keen for her ministerial career to continue, set up a departmental review, the terms of reference, and even the existence of which, have yet to be announced.

One source close to the process said: "We do not know what she wants but it is something big."

Turley Holes Moor Standing Stones — Images

<b>Turley Holes Moor Standing Stones</b>Posted by daveyravey

Higher House Moor Monolith (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Higher House Moor Monolith</b>Posted by daveyravey

Turley Holes Moor Standing Stones — Fieldnotes

Yet to be convinced about this one although the photos look convincing. There are a lot of stones lying around both inside and outside this circle and it fails to occupy a particulary flat plateau (that is to say it is on a hill). There is an outlier which is directly south of the stone in the photograph.
A few more trips there are needed me thinks

Turley Holes Moor Standing Stones — Images

<b>Turley Holes Moor Standing Stones</b>Posted by daveyravey

Royd Edge and Oldfield Hill Earthworks, Meltham (Enclosure) — Images

<b>Royd Edge and Oldfield Hill Earthworks, Meltham</b>Posted by daveyravey

Hellclough (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Hellclough</b>Posted by daveyravey

Hellclough (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

The stones by the entrance do not appear to be contemporary. One appears to be concrete, like a foundation for a gatepost, and the rest are tooled.

Hellclough (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Hellclough</b>Posted by daveyravey

Ewden Beck (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Ewden Beck</b>Posted by daveyravey

Delf Hill (Stone Circle) — Images

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Ewden Beck (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Ewden Beck</b>Posted by daveyravey

Pike Lowe (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Pike Lowe</b>Posted by daveyravey

Walshaw Dean (Stone Circle) — Miscellaneous

On 21st July 1902, a water engineer, Mr W. Patterson, announced the discovery of a Bronze Age stone circle.
The circle had 10 irregular stone uprights measuring 36 ft in diameter, with an inner horseshoe-shaped stone wall-like feature which was 12 ft across. One of the uprights was 6 ft 3 in long. The stones were of the local millstone grit. Remains of a cremation were also found.
The circle is now submerged beneath Walshaw Dean Middle Reservoir and only visible in times of severe drought.

In formation from

West Yorkshire Archaeological Survey say 10 stones of 0.6mtrs encircled a smaller circle

Walshaw Dean (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Walshaw Dean</b>Posted by daveyravey

Gardom's Enclosure — Fieldnotes

When you think of neolithic enclosures, you often think about hardly evident earthworks in a long cultivated field. This one, however is massive in terms of its embankments of large boulders. Most of the southern end of the birch wood is enclosed and the enclosure extends accross the next two southerly fields. In the northern of these fields, the embankments have been cleared out of the field.

Dave 26th March 2004

Gardom's Ring Cairn — Fieldnotes

A small ring cairn with south east and north west entrances. The south east one aligns directly with the pass that the A619 goes through. There is a rubble embakment and shallow inner ditch. This place has a great ambience.
Dave 26th March 2004
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