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Man builds Romano-British home in his garden

A Nottinghamshire farmer is building a Romano-British dwelling in his back garden in Calverton. Grahame Watson said he had started the project because he wanted to learn more from experimental archaeology. continues...
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
5th June 2011ce

Archaeologists look to protect rare prehistoric site

A group of amateur archaeologists are hoping to help protect a rare prehistoric site in Nottinghamshire.

They are bidding for funding to further investigate the fields around Farndon, where archaeologists have unearthed hundreds of Ice Age flint tools.
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
5th April 2011ce

Museum offers public chance to handle prehistoric axes

The Nottinghamshire public are being offered a rare opportunity to handle a 75,000-year-old axe and other ancient artefacts at a local museum.

The University of Nottingham Museum of Archaeology is putting on a Prehistory Day on 23 February 2011, in conjunction with the BBC's Hands On History... continues...
mascot Posted by mascot
22nd February 2011ce

Tomorrow - Julian Richards lecture on Stonehenge

Julian Richards is giving a talk on Stonehenge at the Newark Millgate Museum, tomorrow Friday 19th October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 or £4. "Advance booking is essential" so you'd better be quick.

On Saturday, he is hosting a workshop with Newark and District Young Archaeologists.

This is the museum's webpage... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18th October 2007ce

Cave Art to Go on Show

The only known Ice Age cave art in Britain is to be revealed to the public for the first time. But the tours, to be held for just two weeks next month, will be the only chance to see the 12,000-year-old carvings at Creswell Crags (Nottinghamshire, England) for some years... continues...
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
30th March 2004ce
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Gunthorpe Bridge (Henge) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Gunthorpe Bridge</b>Posted by juamei juamei Posted by juamei
6th January 2016ce

Gunthorpe Bridge (Henge) — Miscellaneous

Details of henge on Pastscape

An earthwork enclosure interpreted as possible Late Neolithic/Bronze Age henge or medieval ringwork. A substantial circular enclosure defined by a broad ditch 15 metres wide and 1.5 metres deep, and a possible outer bank 5 metres wide and 0.75 metres high. Approximate diameter (excluding the possible bank) is 85 metres. There is a clearly defined south eastern entrance with very regular, squared ditch terminals. The site is scheduled as a henge, although in the absence of firm evidence, alternative interpretations, such as a medieval ringwork, cannot be ruled out. Scheduled.
Chance Posted by Chance
28th December 2014ce

Beacon Hill (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

Visited 29.4.14

In Gringley on the Hill – on the A631

All I could find was the underground reservoir!

E.H. has nothing to say.
Posted by CARL
6th May 2014ce

Oldox Camp (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

In a part of the country which is thin on the ground in anything worth seeing,Oldox camp is a real gem.I went to find it on hearsay, without a map, and after a nice walk through some fields, it just appeared off to the right of the path.Very easy to find.There is an entrance directly facing the tumulus adjacent to the camp with some low but nicely pronounced ditches and earthworks.The walls get higher as you go further round the camp, and as you reach the entrance at the back, they are really impressive and built on quite a steep slope.It's not too overgrown with trees either.There is a small straight ridge running from the camp to the direction of the village of Oxton; it's only a few metres long, but I'd be interested to know if it's part of the camp or some later agricultural addition.The view from the top of the earthwork is something else.I've read that there were other settlements close to Oldox but I don't know where they were, and I don't think they exist anymore.There is a sunken lane running from the village towards the camp.Pretty and fascinating site.
I found a prehistoric guide book written in 1960 which says," This hill-fort is roughly triangular and encloses 1.5 acres. Outside the NW entrance there is a barrow over 90ft across...Roman coins in a pot and a Saxon burial have been found here, but the mound is either a barrow of c. 1,700-1,400 BC or a natural hillock". Nicholas Thomas 'Guide to Prehistoric England' 1976
Posted by neogeek
5th September 2010ce

Druid Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Links

Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway

In addition to a nice photo, Dr Millington's article mentions something that's suggested in the Victoria County History - about various other holed stones being useful to pass your ill children through to perk them up. But maybe he's got a lead - a local lane is called Ricket Lane... so maybe the hole was used to cure rickets? You never know.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th April 2010ce

Druid Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Folklore

At Blidworth in a hollow to the west of the village are some masses of Bunter conglomerate, which stand out above the level of the fields. They remind us of the Hemlock Stone, and like it, are connected by tradition with the pre-Roman past, under the name of Druid Stones. The largest of them rests upon a knob of rock which juts a little above the soil; it has been hollowed from the western side for a distance of about six feet into the interior of the mass. The hollow is pierced through the back in such a way that, it is said, the aperture exactly faces the sun on the morning of Midsummer Day. Thus we are again pointed, as in the Beltane usage on Stapleford Hill*, to rites in which reverence for the sun played a leading part.
*ie the location of the Hemlock Stone.

From 'The Victoria History of the County of Nottingham' v1 (1906), edited by William Page.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th April 2010ce

Robin Hood's Pot (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Robin Hood's Pot</b>Posted by purefinder Posted by purefinder
29th October 2008ce

Hemlock Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Miscellaneous

The Hemlock Stone features in D H Lawrence's 'Sons and Lovers':
They came to the Hemlock Stone at dinner-time. Its field was crowded with folk from Nottingham and Ilkeston. They had expected a venerable and dignified monument. They found a little, gnarled, twisted stump of rock, something like a decayed mushroom, standing out pathetically on the side of a field. Leonard and Dick immediately proceeded to carve their initials, "L.W." and "R.P.", in the old red sandstone; but Paul desisted, because he had read in the newspaper satirical remarks about initial-carvers, who could find no other road to immortality. Then all the lads climbed to the top of the rock to look around.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th August 2007ce

Hemlock Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

<b>Hemlock Stone</b>Posted by Daveywaveywood<b>Hemlock Stone</b>Posted by Daveywaveywood Daveywaveywood Posted by Daveywaveywood
6th August 2007ce
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