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Near Moor, North Yorkshire

Rock Art on Near Moor Site Notes For all my Grid Reference i give are from Ordnance Survey outdoor leisure 26 map ”North York Moors” western area. At SE48090 98917 this Neolithic Pointer lay’s close to a Bronze Age Field System. I have explored this area several times and find that much more time is …

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Yorkshire’s “Sacred Vale” – The Dawn of Brigantia

The “Sacred” Vale of Mowbray – Brigantia’s Neolithic Capital? More than 2,000 years before the discovery and widespread use of Iron an unprecedented bout of monument building in the centre of Brigantia created the Britain’s largest religious monument complex, a place that has been suggested as being Britain’s religious capital during the Neolithic Period. Whatever …

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Hutton Moor Henge, North Yorkshire

  Hutton Moor Henge, North Yorkshire. Hutton Moor Henge, Photo by Ray Selkirk Image Gallery Upload your photo’s for the site here  

The Kingdom of Venutius

The Kingdom of Venutius – Brigantia – AD 69 “Inspired by these differences between the Roman forces and by the many rumours of civil was that reached them, the britons plucked up courage under the leadership of Venutius, who, in addition to his own natural spirit and hatred of the Roman name, was fired by …

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Cleave Dyke Defensive System, North Yorkshire

Cleave Dyke System The Cleave dyke system is several Dykes which combine to create a boundary of between 9 and 18 kilometres running north south to the west of Thirsk. To date excavations have found minimal dating evidence, but a pre roman date has been given which means if not built by Venutius the Dyke …

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Tor Dyke, North Yorkshire

Tor Dyke – North Yorkshire Preliminary Report Tor Dyke can be seen traced by the full length of the wall seen in the picture, it extends the natural escarpment of Cam Head which can be seen to the far left. This view is from the eastern side looking west. Introduction “Around AD70 the rebel Brigantian …

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The Gallus Frontier – Brigantia against the Romans

The Gallus Frontier – Roman Rig and associated Iron Age Forts   The Gallus frontier, outlined in blue, south of the line, the Roman fortifications, to the north, Venutius’ kingdom. The Frontier changes made by Gallus In “Rome against Caratacus” Graham Webster put forward the proposal that Gallus was forced to remodel the existing Plautian …

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Roman Rig Defensive Dyke, South Yorkshire

Roman Rig The Roman Rig is a defensive dyke built to defend against attack from the south. It runs from Sheffield, past Templeborough and carries on almost to Doncaster. If this is a Brigantian dyke it would certainly add weight to Websters definition of the Roman border in the period. Diagram of Roman Rig (based …

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Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire

Uffington White Horse – Uffington, Oxfordshire. The white horse at Uffington dates to around 1000BC and sits amongst lofty company, close to Uffington Castle Iron Age Hill Fort and also to Waylands Smithy, a Bronze Age passage grave. The horse was dated to between 1400 – 600 BC by the Oxford University Reasearch Unit in …

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Cerne Abbas Giant, Dorset

Cerne Abbas Giant – Cerne Abbas, Dorset Image Gallery Upload your photo’s for the site here

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