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Hembury Castle (Hillfort)

An incredibly rare chance to buy your own Iron Age hillfort –


- with ‘significant archaeological, conservational and ecological value’

Lydia Stangroom

October 22, 2021

Your eyes do not deceive you. Upon first glance, the ancient monument known as Hembury Fort Cross could well be mistaken as just a verdant hilly slope coated in trees. However, there's a lot more to it than first meets the eye.

Granted, buyers searching specifically for an Iron Age hillfort may be scarce. Maybe you didn’t even know you were a buyer searching specifically for an Iron Age hillfort until now. Maybe you didn’t know what a hillfort (or ‘hill fort’ if you prefer— both terms are used) was until now; you wouldn’t be alone. Either way, Hembury Fort Cross is sure to cause intrigue.

It’s certainly not the normal sort of thing you’ll see on the property portals, not least because there is no form of dwelling included within the 38.8-acre area at Hembury Fort Cross, near Honiton, Devon, which is currently on the market via Savills at a guide price of £100,000. But digging a little deeper unearths a fascinating history.

More: https://www.countrylife.co.uk/property/an-incredibly-rare-chance-to-buy-your-own-iron-age-hillfort-with-significant-archaeological-conservational-and-ecological-value-234258
ryaner Posted by ryaner
22nd October 2021ce

England (Country)

Historic England releases map based on 500,000 aerial pictures


"More than half a million aerial images of historical sites in England have been used for a new mapping tool.

Photographs and 3D laser scans have been taken over the past 30 years to uncover "hidden archaeological landscapes", Historic England said.

Sites include 6,000-year-old long barrows, Roman camps such as those on Hadrian's Wall and 20th Century areas linked to the world wars.

The map covers more than half of the country."

More here (BBC website):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-58817448.amp
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
8th October 2021ce

Dunnottar Castle (Cliff Fort)

Plans revealed for Dunnottar Castle visitor centre Published1 hour ago


Plans have been announced for a new visitor centre at Dunnottar Castle, near Stonehaven.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-58804765
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
6th October 2021ce

Penchrise Pen (Hillfort)

Hill fort site turbines scheme looks set for extension


A council is being advised to approve a request to extend the operational life of a wind farm near an ancient hill fort site in the Borders.

More :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c9z0njgp7ygo
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
29th September 2021ce

Stonehenge (Circle henge)

English Heritage to repair cracked lintels at Stonehenge


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-58547463
tjj Posted by tjj
14th September 2021ce

South Yorkshire

Details of rare bronze age coffin found in golf course pond revealed


Size of telephone box, coffin thought to be 4,000 years old and includes well-preserved axe among remains

More info :

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/10/rare-bronze-age-coffin-found-golf-course-pond-axe
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th September 2021ce

Dinas Dinlle (Cliff Fort)

Iron Age hillfort is being lost to the sea in Gwynedd


Archaeologists have returned to the site of an ancient Welsh hillfort in a bid to uncover more of its secrets before being lost to the sea.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58477909
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th September 2021ce

Burn Of Swartigill (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

Unique Iron Age structure is further uncovered near Thrumster


The community dig at Swartigill on the Thrumster Estate is under way again and volunteers can help uncover this very unique Iron Age structure.

More info :

https://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/news/pictures-unique-iron-age-structure-is-further-uncovered-nea-250022/
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th September 2021ce

County Cork

5,700-year-old Neolithic house discovered by archaeologists in Cork


IRISH ARCHAEOLOGISTS have made an incredible discovery in Cork, having unearthed the foundations of a house from the Neolithic era.

The ancient house is believed to be 5,700 years old, and was likely the home of a family from one of the earliest farming communities to have settled in the south of Ireland.

The house, dating back to approximately 3,700 BC, was unearthed following recent excavations by archaeologists after Cork County Council began two road realignment projects between Mallow and Mitchelstown in north County Cork.

More: https://www.irishpost.com/news/5700-year-old-neolithic-house-discovered-architects-in-cork-191736?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=article&utm_medium=web
ryaner Posted by ryaner
3rd September 2021ce

Machrie Moor (Stone Circle)

Archaeologists search for 'enormous' ancient ritual site on Scottish island


An excavation is now underway at Drumadoon on the Isle of Arran after the site of a possible Neolithic cursus monument was earlier detected by an aerial laser scan.

Cursus monuments were typically formed of a long avenue, formed by two parallel mounds of earth – or wooden posts in the earliest cases – which stretch for some 800 metres at Drumadoon.

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/archaeologists-search-for-enormous-ancient-ritual-site-on-scottish-island-3351332

The stone circle is about a mile away......
moss Posted by moss
21st August 2021ce
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