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Sites in this group:

27 posts
Ambresbury Banks Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
11 posts
Asheldham Camp Plateau Fort
1 post
Boxted Cross Henge Henge
3 posts
Chipping Hill Camp Hillfort
12 posts
Coneyfield Barrow Round Barrow(s)
18 posts
Danbury Hillfort
14 posts
Danish Camp, Shoeburyness Hillfort
3 posts
Great Wigborough Henge Henge
4 sites
11 posts
Lawford Park Round Barrow(s)
5 posts
Lexden Dyke Dyke
2 posts
Lexden Tumulus Round Barrow(s)
24 posts
Loughton Camp Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Mersea Mount Round Barrow(s)
11 posts
Mill Mound, Salcott-cum-Virley Round Barrow(s)
11 posts
Mill Mound, Tolleshunt Major Round Barrow(s)
14 posts
Norsey Wood Round Barrow(s)
11 posts
Pitchbury Ramparts Hillfort
8 posts
Portingbury Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
12 posts
Prittlewell Camp Hillfort
13 posts
Ring Hill Hillfort
9 posts
Shelley Common Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Springfield Barnes Cursus Cursus
5 posts
Springfield Lyons Causewayed Enclosure Causewayed Enclosure
8 posts
Sturmer Barrow Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
St Osyth Enclosure
18 posts
Wallbury Camp Hillfort
18 posts
Weald Park Hillfort
Sites of disputed antiquity:
18 posts
Alphamstone Christianised Site
4 posts
Beauchamp Roding Christianised Site
15 posts
Ingatestone Christianised Site
5 posts
Newport Leper Stone Standing Stone / Menhir


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Bronze Age hoard found intact in Essex field

"Archaeologists have unearthed a collection of Bronze Age axe heads, spear tips and other 3,000-year-old metal objects buried in an Essex field."

From the BBC
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
1st November 2010ce
Edited 1st November 2010ce

Bronze Age village found with buried megalith

This is quite old news but I'd not read about it before and thought it may be of interest. It comes from British Archaeology Magazine, Issue 59, June 2001.

A complete Middle Bronze Age village has been excavated in Essex... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
10th January 2003ce
Edited 15th February 2006ce

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Unlocking Essex's Past

Searchable database of monuments and finds in the county.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
12th May 2007ce

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Asheldham Camp (Plateau Fort) — Miscellaneous

OK, not the most upstanding fort you'll ever see, having been much impacted over the years by gravel workings... however, well worth stopping off for a visit, seeing as this is a fine corner of Essex.

In summary, Historic England reckons:

"A slight univallate hillfort which lies roughly in the centre of the Dengie peninsular, on a plateau rather than a hilltop. The defences include a bank and external ditch, which as visible on the east & south of the enclosure as earthworks. Bronze Age and Iron Age. There is conjectural evidence (through finds) for reoccupation in the Roman period and in the early Anglo-Saxon period."
29th April 2023ce

Ingatestone (Christianised Site) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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26th September 2022ce

Danbury (Hillfort) — Links

Danbury Camp, Essex

A trip to Danbury.... not much left, but there you are.
11th December 2021ce

Mill Mound, Salcott-cum-Virley (Round Barrow(s)) — Links

The 'Mill Mound', Salcott-cum-Virley, Essex

Another obscure gem of Essex.......
25th November 2021ce

Mill Mound, Tolleshunt Major (Round Barrow(s)) — Links

The 'Mill Mound', Tolleshunt Major, Essex

Now Essex doesn't have a great many round barrows still upstanding.... although upon viewing this - and its not too distant neighbour at Salcott-cum-Virley - one might be tempted to quote the old adage 'quality before quantity'?
25th November 2021ce

Prittlewell Camp (Hillfort) — Links

Prittlewell Camp, Essex

At the northern end of Southend-on-Sea. Or something like that....
24th November 2021ce

Danish Camp, Shoeburyness (Hillfort) — Links

'Danish Camp', Shoeburyness, Essex

'Scandinavian design' not required. Apparently.
23rd November 2021ce

Springfield Lyons Bronze Age Enclosure — Links

An extended walk around the Springfield Lyons Bronze Age Enclosure, Essex

Visitors might have to stop, pinch themselves and note that... yes... this is indeed Essex.
21st November 2021ce
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