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Aveline's Hole Cave / Rock Shelter
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Banner Down Long Barrow Long Barrow (Destroyed)
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Banwell Bone Caves Cave / Rock Shelter
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Banwell Fort Hillfort
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Bathampton and Claverton Downs Standing Stones
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Bathampton Camp Hillfort
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Bathampton Downs barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Beacon Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Berwick Hillfort
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Burledge Hill Hillfort
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Cadbury Camp (Nailsea) Hillfort
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Cadbury Hill (Congresbury) Hillfort
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Charmy Down Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Claverton Down Barrow Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)
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Cleeve Toot Hillfort
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Dolebury Warren Hillfort
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Durley Hill Henge
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Englishcombe Manor Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Felton Hill Longbarrow Long Barrow
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The Giants Graves Cist (Destroyed)
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Hayes Wood Enclosure Enclosure
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Herriotts Bridge Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork (Destroyed)
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High Barrow Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Hinton Charterhouse Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Knowle Hill Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Little Solsbury Hill Hillfort
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Loxton Hill Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Maes Knoll Hillfort
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Nempnett Thrubwell Long Barrow
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Nempnett Thrubwell Round Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Portbury Standing Stone / Menhir
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Radstock Round Barrow(s)
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Redhill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Redhill Long Barrow
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Round Hill Tump Round Barrow(s)
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Sand Point Round Barrow(s)
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Shoscombe Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Stantonbury Hillfort
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Stony Littleton Long Barrow
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Temple of Sulis Sacred Well
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1 site
Tunley Farm Hillfort
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Walborough Round Barrow(s)
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Wallmead I and II Round Barrow(s)
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Walton Common Hillfort
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The Water Stone Burial Chamber
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5 sites
The Weddings at Stanton Drew
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Winford Big Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Winford Twin Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Worlebury Hillfort
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Yarberry Farm Standing Stone / Menhir
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Dundry Stones Stone Row / Alignment
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Nempnett Thrubwell Horse Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Three Shire Stones (Reconstruction) Burial Chamber


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'Britain from the air' - street exhibition in Bath

For anyone who lives within travelling distance of Bath, this street exhibition is well worth catching - in the square by Bath Abbey:

Sponsored by Ordinance Survey and wecommunic8... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
12th September 2010ce
Edited 12th September 2010ce

Free lecture on Monkswood Hoard

"The Monkswood hoard was found in the St Catherine's valley near Bath during the construction of a reservoir in the 1930s. It contains 38 pieces of Bronze age metalwork... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
7th February 2009ce

Ancient Landscapes, Pastoral Visions

Samuel Palmer to the Ruralists..
An exhibition that has opened at the Victoria Gallery, Bath.

Paul Nash's Eclipse of the Sunflower is there, also Druid Landscape, Megalithic Landscape and work by Graham Sutherland, and The Ruralists of course who lived in Wiltshire, Inshaw painted Silbury and the Owl... continues...
moss Posted by moss
31st July 2008ce
Edited 1st August 2008ce


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Scheduled Monuments in Bath & North East Somerset

The Bath and North East Somerset SMR Listing from 31/3/1999.

Lists various monuments, all scheduled and protected by law
Chance Posted by Chance
27th July 2008ce
Edited 12th April 2015ce

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Stony Littleton (Long Barrow) — Links

Internet Archive

Sir Richard Colt Hoare's account of the barrow, with super cross-section illustrations and one of the entrance, published in Archaeologia volume 19 (1821).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st January 2021ce

Stony Littleton (Long Barrow) — News

Damage to Neolithic monument under investigation

English Heritage and Avon and Somerset Police are seeking witnesses after vandals daubed graffiti at Stoney Littleton Long Barrow, a 5,000 year old Neolithic chambered tomb at Wellow near Bath.

Stoney Littleton Long Barrow is a Scheduled Ancient Monument in the care of English Heritage. It is one of the country’s finest accessible examples of a Neolithic chambered tomb dating from about 3500 BC.


Vandals who daubed red handprints on a Neolithic monument may have damaged it permanently, heritage experts fear.
moss Posted by moss
2nd December 2020ce

The Great Circle, North East Circle & Avenues (Stone Circle) — Links

English Heritage - YouTube

Tales from English Folklore.
The folktale from the stones enacted (followed by Ronald Hutton).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
9th August 2020ce

Stony Littleton (Long Barrow) — Fieldnotes

Fortune favours the old.

This years winter solstice has obligingly fallen on a Sunday for me, quite a feat as any other day and I would miss it, so even though I've been at work before 5am all week, I'm happy to get up even earlier and drive the drive on my own down to Somerset, and seeing as I hit fifty last month, happy chance benefits the aging.

Even though I went too far on the M5 and ended up going the long way round Bath and Bristol, I still got to the custom made car park for Stoney Littleton before sunrise. But it was full, a motor home gleefully took up half of it and five cars took up the rest. Consternation.
I knew there would be other people here, but I expected to be able to park. So I did, in a one car space along side the road further up. Then I walked back to the car park, crossed the little foot bridge, and went up the hill.

It's been such a long time since I was last here, so long ago that I don't have any digital photos of the place, it was a winter solstice that last time too, but it was a grey day and the sun never showed up. So with a mix of blue sky and fluffy whites I was feeling pretty fortunate. As I pass the sign pointing to the mound I can see there are indeed other people here, A guy with a cowboy type looking hat stands atop the chamber, as I pass over the stile I start to hear things, a heart beat? the rhythm of the universe perhaps? I approach the entrance of the chamber, there's a woman in an oilskin coat, we nod at each other, the noise is louder now, the heart beat has quickened, the pulse of nature? No.
It is a twat with a drum, funny, there was a plonker with a drum here last time too, and he spoke like a Bristolian too, grooooan does he come here every year and take up the end of the passage, I think this is the case.

So, bereft of the best seat in the house, I walk round the structure, stand on top of the structure, then pick a spot to stand by the entrance and wait for the sun. It finally arrives at about a quarter to nine, quite late right? The chamber is on a slight hill looking up the hill, so you have to wait for the sun and when it gets here it wont be a big beautiful orange ball, but rather a bright white light, this presumably was intentional, they didn't want the faint wan light of first rising, but the strong light of a risen sun.
Just then a bloke erupted from the chamber, he looked at me, I looked at him, then I looked at the open entrance, and in I go. My chamber was the first on the right, opposite me was a woman, the mate of the bloke that just left, then she left, uncomfortable alone in the dark. Further into the passage I suspect each chamber has a body in it, the drummer takes up the back of the passage, the best seat in the house. An older man then comes past me making for the light at the end of the tunnel, so I move deeper into the chamber and take up a seat in the middle left chamber. The sun is doing it's thing, it looks phenomenal streaming along the passage and lighting up perfectly some twat with a drum, I decide upon some photos and then exit the chamber myself, am I reborn, can I see the place in a new light, hard to tell, so I go on walkabout to see the place from a different field. Up hill the walk takes me, then round and then back, not a long walk, always keeping the chambers entrance in sight, when I get back it's all empty and I'm alone with the edifice, I get into every chamber, and finally take up the best seat in the house. It's wet, dripping, they were definitely not sitting on the floor. Oddly, maybe, the bit I like best inside the passage is where it narrows to the width of a slim man, me. Purpose made.
postman Posted by postman
28th December 2019ce

The Cove (Standing Stones) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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27th December 2019ce

The Great Circle, North East Circle & Avenues (Stone Circle) — Images

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