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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
Lansdown
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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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Monkswood
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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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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:

http://britainfromtheair.info/

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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Three Shire Stones (Reconstruction) (Burial Chamber) — Miscellaneous

'The Shire Stones' are marked on John Speed's 1610 map of Gloucestershire and three stones are clearly marked. They appear to be a little to the north by the junction with the Fosse and the road to Cold Ashton, and widely spaced, separated by the roads, although this might be artistic licence on the part of Speed. Nevertheless, there were certainly three marker stones there over a century before 1736. Either those engraved with 1736 are the stones that were there in 1610, or they replaced those stones.

Digital copy of the map here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/John_Speed_-_Map_of_Gloucestershire_-_1610_-_001.jpg
Posted by swallowhead
29th January 2024ce

Lansdown — Links

John Wood's 'Moon Temple'


A long and fascinating article on the Lansdown Plateau and its' barrows by Mike Williams.
moss Posted by moss
5th January 2024ce

Worlebury (Hillfort) — News

Worlebury Camp hill fort to be built in Lego for exhibition Published 1 day ago


A museum is calling on Lego enthusiasts to build and pay for a replica of a historic Somerset hill fort.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-66510009
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th August 2023ce

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

It is surprising what interesting things one may come across in the countryside. I was talking to a farmer acquaintance, Lionel Smart, who, apart from a brief spell as a Fleet Street journalist, has farmed all his life in the Stanton Drew area. A few days before meeting Lionel, I had been in the village and decided to walk round the lanes and across the fields. Near the end of my walk I turned right at the quaint, thatched tollhouse and noticed the sign indicating the stone circles, or the Druids' Stones, as we have always called them. [...] Lionel then told me a strange story. No matter what time of year you pass by the stones, whether it is the hottest or coldest day, or night, one always encounters a cool breeze. Of course this could have been happening even before the stone circles were put there, but, there again, it could be due to the mystery behind them, of forces there beyond our comprehension.
Brian Woodham reports sceptically in the Somerset Standard, 15th November 1974.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
20th June 2023ce

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.
Posted by swallowhead
15th October 2022ce

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

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