The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

   

Oxfordshire

Sites in this group:

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

News

Add news Add news
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

Images (click to view fullsize)

Add an image Add an image
Photographs:<b>Oxfordshire</b>Posted by Jane Artistic / Interpretive:<b>Oxfordshire</b>Posted by Chance <b>Oxfordshire</b>Posted by Jane

Links

Add a link Add a link

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

Latest posts for Oxfordshire

Showing 1-10 of 1,670 posts. Most recent first | Next 10

Uffington Castle (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Uffington Castle</b>Posted by Spiddly<b>Uffington Castle</b>Posted by Spiddly<b>Uffington Castle</b>Posted by Spiddly Spiddly Posted by Spiddly
22nd June 2019ce

Uffington Castle (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

21st June 2019

The latest visit to Uffington, one of the closest sites to me, wasn't so much about walking the castle or paying a visit to The Smithy. This trip was all about the light show as the sun, on the day of the Summer Solstice, bowed its head and set for a couple of hours.

If anything, the setting of the sun on that day should be as significant as that of its rising. That thought was shared by a multitude of others, who gathered to witness the same thing. Young and old, families, couples and individuals such as myself, were intent on seeing what the horizon had to offer this evening.

Many sat on the ridge of the castle, as territorial as the watch who might've strolled the path during its heyday. Yet it was peaceful, respectful. I sat near the base of the castle, still high enough to enjoy the same view as those who'd staked their picnic blankets.

As the sun went down, the sound of happiness, laughter and even a cork popping from a champagne bottle ebbed and melded with the rhythm of bird song and the bleat of sheep. Its light spread across the horizon and slowly rolled under the base of the high clouds, illuminating them as if on fire.

Many stayed to watch the cool blues and purple of night creep in, while the sun continued to blaze, out of site. It struck me on the drive home that despite living in a time where division and suspicion are commonplace in a fractured country, here was a moment where none of that mattered or even existed. We'd survived the day and come together in celebration of what is positive in this world; warmth, colour and the promise of renewal.
Spiddly Posted by Spiddly
22nd June 2019ce
Edited 23rd June 2019ce

Uffington White Horse (Hill Figure) — Images

<b>Uffington White Horse</b>Posted by Zeb Posted by Zeb
21st April 2018ce

Eynsham Park Camp (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Eynsham  Park Camp</b>Posted by juamei juamei Posted by juamei
25th March 2018ce

Cherbury Camp (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Cherbury Camp</b>Posted by juamei juamei Posted by juamei
25th March 2018ce

Bladon Camp (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Bladon Camp</b>Posted by juamei juamei Posted by juamei
25th March 2018ce

Segsbury Camp (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Segsbury Camp</b>Posted by juamei juamei Posted by juamei
22nd March 2018ce

Wittenham Clumps and Castle Hill (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Wittenham Clumps and Castle Hill</b>Posted by juamei juamei Posted by juamei
22nd March 2018ce
Showing 1-10 of 1,670 posts. Most recent first | Next 10