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Oxfordshire

Sites in this group:

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Abingdon Causewayed enclosure Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Adstone Round Barrow(s)
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Adwell Cop Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Alfred's Castle Hillfort
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Ascott Under Wychwood Barrow Long Barrow
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Ashbury Holed Stone
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Ashbury Earthwork Round Barrow(s)
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Ashdown Park Sarsens Natural Rock Feature
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Badbury Hill Camp Hillfort
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Barrow Hills, Radley Barrow / Cairn Cemetery (Destroyed)
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Besbury Lane Round Barrow(s)
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Bladon Camp Hillfort
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Bledlow Cross and Wain Hill Hill Figure
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Bledlow Settlement Site Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
15 posts
Blewburton Hill Hillfort
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Blewbury Downs Tumuli Round Barrow(s)
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Blowing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Bozedown Hillfort
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Brightwell Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Burnt Hill Dolmen Chambered Tomb
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Cassington Big Ring Enclosure
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Chastleton Barrow (Fort) Hillfort
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Cherbury Camp Hillfort
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Chinnor Settlement Site Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Churchill Copse Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Churchill Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Churchill Three Stones Standing Stones
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Churchill Village Stones Standing Stones
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Churn Knob Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Cleveley Marker Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Coin Barrow Round Barrow(s)
Cornwell Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Crawley Long Barrow (Destroyed)
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Cuddesdon Stones Standing Stones (Destroyed)
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Curn Barrow Long Barrow (Destroyed)
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Deadman's Burial Henge
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The Devil's Churchyard Enclosure
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Devil's Punchbowl Ancient Mine / Quarry
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Devil's Quoits Circle henge
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Ditchley Park Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Dorchester Cursus Cursus
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Dorchester Neolithic Complex Henge (Destroyed)
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Dragon Hill Artificial Mound
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Drayton Round Barrow(s)
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Drayton Cursus Cursus
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Drayton St Leonard Cursus
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Dyke Hills Dyke
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Enstone Long Barrow Long Barrow (Destroyed)
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Eynsham Causewayed Enclosure Causewayed Enclosure
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Eynsham Park Camp Hillfort
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Fifield Long Barrow
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Goddards Barn Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Goose Stones Standing Stone / Menhir
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Greater Leys Standing Stone / Menhir
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Grim's Ditch Dyke
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Grim's Ditch Dyke
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Hackpen Hill (Oxfordshire) Round Barrow(s)
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Hagbourne Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Hangman's Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Hardwell Camp Hillfort
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Hawk Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Hoar Stone Chambered Tomb
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The Hoar Stone I Chambered Tomb
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The Hoar Stone II Chambered Tomb
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Idbury Camp Hillfort
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Idlebush Barrow Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Ilbury Camp Hillfort
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Kingston Lisle Tumulus Round Barrow(s)
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The King Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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King Stone cairn Round Cairn
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Knollbury Camp Hillfort
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Ladihame Corner Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Leafield Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Lidstone Standing Stones Standing Stones
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Little Coxwell Camp Hillfort
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Lord Wantage Monument Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Lowbarrow Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Lowbury Hill Camp Sacred Hill
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Lyneham Camp Hillfort
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Lyneham Longbarrow Long Barrow
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Madmarston Hill Hillfort
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Midsummer Wood Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Moss Hill Long Barrow (Destroyed)
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Mount Farm Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
10 posts
New Street Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Pewitt Farm Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Pigtrough Bottom (top of) Round Barrow(s)
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Port Meadow Round Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Rams Hill Enclosure
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The Rollright Stones Stone Circle
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Round Hill Long Barrow Long Barrow (Destroyed)
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Round Hill Mound Artificial Mound
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Scutchamer Knob Artificial Mound
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Segsbury Camp Hillfort
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Slatepits Copse Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Snivelling Corner Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
Swyncombe Downs Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Tadmarton Heath Hillfort
24 posts
Thor Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
11 posts
Three Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Tower Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
63 posts
Uffington Castle Hillfort
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Uffington Castle Long Mound Long Barrow
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Uffington Castle Round Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Uffington White Horse Hill Figure
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Waterman's Lodge Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow
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Well Ground Long Barrow Long Barrow
63 posts
The Whispering Knights Burial Chamber
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Whitehouse Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork (Destroyed)
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Wyfold Castle Plateau Fort
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Wytham Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Yew Down Barrow Round Barrow(s)
Sites of disputed antiquity:
Cholsey Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Cup and Saucer Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Eynsham stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Five Shilling Corner Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Goldbury Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Sparsholt Down (edge of) Round Barrow(s)
15 posts
Stonor Park Stone Circle

News

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Complete Neolithic Pot found in Didcot

Archaeologists working on a housing development in Oxfordshire claim to have found one of the oldest complete pots in the country (5,500 years old).

Nice photo at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-12698321
mascot Posted by mascot
11th March 2011ce

Ashmolean wins the Arts Fund Prize 2010


Ulster Museum came a close second (I'd have been happy to see it win). Even happier that the count has now been checked and verified and the wonderful Ashmolean has actually won.

http://www.artfundprize.org.uk/2010/vote/poll-results-final... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
23rd June 2010ce
Edited 21st July 2010ce

The Ashmolean Transformed


The new Ashmolean Museum in Oxford was opened to the public last weekend 7/8th November.

Today, I had some spare time and as it was wet and windy it was a perfect day to visit. The ground floor is given over to the Ancient World. Unfortunately the European Prehistory room is not ready yet (I was told to give it another month)... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
13th November 2009ce
Edited 15th November 2009ce

Oxford Reveals Bronze Age Site

Site of Bronze Age burial site found during dig in Oxford
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/oxfordshire/8336475.stm
ginger tt Posted by ginger tt
5th November 2009ce
Edited 5th November 2009ce

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British History Online


Ancient Earthwork Types In Oxfordshire

Interesting reference material
ginger tt Posted by ginger tt
25th April 2012ce
Edited 25th April 2012ce

Hillforts of the Vale


Simple site showing the hill forts in and around the Vale Of The White Horse.
ginger tt Posted by ginger tt
3rd October 2009ce
Edited 14th November 2009ce

Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock


Fantastic place! See the oldest bread in Britain!
Jane Posted by Jane
31st August 2003ce

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The Rollright Stones (Stone Circle) — Links

Taylor and Francis Online


The Rollright Stones and their Folklore, by Arthur J Evans. From Folklore v6, 1895.

More folklore and etymological speculation about the stones than anyone can handle.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st July 2020ce

The Hoar Stone (Chambered Tomb) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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1st July 2020ce

Uffington White Horse (Hill Figure) — Links

Against all odds, England's massive chalk horse has survived for 3000 years


Old Article (July 2017)
moss Posted by moss
30th May 2020ce

Devil's Quoits (Circle henge) — Fieldnotes

It is still a difficult place to find, there are no signs pointing the way until you are at the small car park. Leaving the B4449 west of Stanton Harcourt head south following signs for the Recycling and waste centre, it is a dead end road, just keep following the road without deviation. As you enter the Recycling centre there will be a small car park immediately left. Use eagle eyes to pick out the small sign saying Devil's Quoits. Follow the path alongside of the big lake with birds on it until the henge and stones appears to your right. Bingo!

I didn't really know what to expect from this place, it's newness, it's fresh out of the box feel could have been overpowering, the landfill site right smack next door to it could have been suffocating. Both of these things are an inescapable part of the Devil's Quoits, but they should not put you off from visiting. People are passing by all the time but they are just folk out for a nice walk by the lake with lots of birds on it, they did not intrude upon my solitary musings.
So I start a walk round the stones, as it happens anti clockwise or widdershins, the first two things one notices about the stones is that some are really quite big and all of them are a lovely Cotswoldy yellow in colour. Other things one notices are some stones are quite small, one stone is outside the circle, pointing in, Clive Ruggles says it has no astronomical function, but the information board ignored him and said it does. One stone near the west entrance is clearly a few feet within the circle.
As I approach the east entrance I go for what I assume is a little trespass, through the earthwork over a not fence and up the landfill hillock with big valves on it. A good view of the entire site can be had from here, though the knowledge of what I'm standing on is a little stomach churning.
Back in the circle I carry on my unfavourable circuit of the stones, one stone a smaller one is strongly grey, standing stark against the yellow/orange of the other stones. I wonder who chose which stones go where and how they settled on this format. Mind you I wonder that at most stone circles, but the mind behind this lot is still alive and approachable.
Back at the entrance I have a quick look at the information board, it is, unsurprisingly, informative.
Either side of the entrance are some large stones that must not have made the cut for some reason but then got left behind, spares? The henge is slowly, or indeed quite quickly being eroded by burrowing rabbits, I have not seen such bunny destruction in a very long time if ever, the cute little darlings should be annihilated without mercy.
All too soon it is time to go, but my time here, was, I felt, well spent.
Upon my return to home I found out that not all the stones were modern replacements, at least three, including one of the big ones are original Devil's Quiots. Strangely (or not) this made me feel a little better about the site.
postman Posted by postman
16th February 2020ce

Uffington Castle (Hillfort) — Images

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