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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
Bicknell Farm Round Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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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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2 sites
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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Jubilee Field Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Knowle Hill Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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9 sites
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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 Long Barrow
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Redhill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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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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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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Jubilee Field Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Miscellaneous

Jubilee Field is a recent name for the field, which is named on the 1839 Tithe Map as 'First Piece'. The origins of the name are recorded by McMurtrie in Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society vol. 30 in 1907 (p238):

'Standing on the summit of a bold promontory, between the Charlton and Kilmersdon valleys, there is an ancient tumulus, where some British chief may perchance lie buried; but his bones must have been severely roasted by the Jubilee bonfire erected on its summit in 1887, unless, indeed, they had been appropriated by Mr Skinner or some other antiquary, at an earlier date, of whose researches there are some traces.'

McMurtrie also includes a map of the field as it was in 1907, including the locations of earthworks at the bottom of the hill.
Posted by swallowhead
15th October 2022ce
Edited 16th October 2022ce

Grinsell 1971 (Somerset Archaeology & Natural History vol. 115) designates this as Norton Radstock 3 - Jubilee Field.

Grinsell's dimensions are 30 feet diameter and height 10 feet from NE and 5 feet from SW, visited on 15/8/1964.

'Opened by JS [John Skinner] 1821; primary cremation with charcoal in central oval stone cist just over 2ft. long and just under 2ft. wide. Quantities of charcoal on original turf-line of barrow, which had a peristalith. The barrow now has a man-hole cover connected with a water-works.'
Posted by swallowhead
15th October 2022ce

Jubilee Field Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Jubilee Field Barrow</b>Posted by swallowhead Posted by swallowhead
15th October 2022ce

Jubilee Field Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited on 11 June 2022

I was surprised to find that there was no entry for this site, given how visible it is and how close it is to Radstock.

We parked on the road in front of St Nicholas Church, from here it is a short walk to a gate leading into the Jubilee Field. Local walkers and dog walkers seemed to be using the gate regularly and there is a well-worn path leading up the hill to the barrow.

The barrow is situated on top of a hill in a very exposed location, quite windy at the time of the visit. The flower-rich grassland was knee-high and covered the entire mound (lots of nettle on the mound), which I estimated to be about 1.5m high. There is a small metal structure in the centre with a hole in it, that looked to me like it could be used for a flag pole, but could be associated with the man-hole connected to the water-works mentioned by Grinsell.

From the top of the barrow is a good view of the church, and and excellent view of the valley to the east and the wooded hillside above it.

We then took a walk through the churchyard and came out in the field to the west of the church, near the site of another destroyed barrow (Norton Radstock 4a in Grinsell 1971) at ST 685546, from which there is an excellent view of the Jubilee Field Barrow to the south-east.
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15th October 2022ce

Jubilee Field Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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15th October 2022ce

The Water Stone (Burial Chamber) — Images

<b>The Water Stone</b>Posted by Yew<b>The Water Stone</b>Posted by Yew Posted by Yew
10th October 2022ce

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

<b>The Great Circle, North East Circle & Avenues</b>Posted by Zeb<b>The Great Circle, North East Circle & Avenues</b>Posted by Zeb Posted by Zeb
15th November 2021ce
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