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Malham Marching Camp, North Yorkshire

Malham Roman marching camp Around 70 AD Cerialis the new Governer of Britain ordered two of his legions advance on the Brigantes of Yorkshire. From the South west (North Wales?) came the XX legion commanded by Agricola. Their mission was to meet the IX legion at Stanwick to attack King Venutius. Was this legionary marching …

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Dundon Hill, Somerset

Dundon Hill – Somerset Dundon Hill as it appears on the 1850 OS map. There is a plan and short description in volume 2 of the Victoria County History for Somerset (pages 490-1). Ian Burrow’s Hillfort and Hill-top Settlement in Somerset in the First to Eighth Centuries has a more recent (but less detailed) description …

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Norham, Northumberland

Norham Fort – Northumberland 1850 map showing the entrenchments recently ‘discovered’. Iron Age ramparts unearthed Aug 7 2002 By The Evening Chronicle Startling new evidence of an Iron Age hillfort has been unearthed in Northumberland with the help of satellite technology. Experts examining land at Norham Castle, on the south bank of the River Tweed, …

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Stanwick Hill Fort, Forcett, North Yorkshire

Stanwick Iron Age Hill Fort This note describes a partial perimeter walk of the largest hill fort in England. This walk covers some six miles and takes in the major extend of the fort and covers the two stages in it’s development. Location:: O/S 1:50,000 map 92 ref, 178123 Stanwick is very close to the …

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Braithwaite Wood, Coverham, North Yorkshire

Braithwaite Wood Iron Age Fort – East Witton Braithwaite Wood as it appears on the 1850’s OS map. Part of the ramparts of Braithwaite Wood fort. Image Gallery Upload your photo’s for the site here

Castle Steads, Coverham, North Yorkshire

Castle Steads Iron Age Hill Fort – Coverham Castle Steads as it appears on the 1850’s OS map. The western side of Castlew Steads. Image Gallery Upload your photo’s for the site here

Maiden Castle, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria

Maiden Castle – Pooley Bridge, Cumbria A superbly circular “fort”, built on the side of the hill, which seems to be a Brigantian fashion (see below). This is built with two rampart walls and a very narrow ditch between – 1-2m. If these were defences, they seem pretty slight. In it’s way, a miniature version …

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Dunmallard Hill, Cumbria

Dunmallard Hill – Pooley Bridge, Cumbria Dunmallard Hill, shrouded in trees, hides a true hill-fort. It uses the steed slopes of the hill to good effect, adding to the defence with a deep ditch and rampart within. The ramparts are up to 10m in height from the base of the ditch, which is still 2-3m …

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Castle Naze, Derbyshire

Castle Naze Promontory hill fort (SK 055784) 1.5 miles SW of Chapel-en-le-Frith. Castle Naze must be one of the most extraordinary hill forts in Derbyshire. This is due to its ditched entrances, of which two are visible. Castle Naze. The Causeway to entrance 1 can be seen circling the right side of the hill. OS …

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Roulston Scar, North Yorkshire

Roulston Scar – Thirsk   “”We were shocked to discover such a huge complex,” said Alastair Oswald, archaeological field investigator for English Heritage. Preliminary examinations of the remains suggest it was more than twice the size of most other prehistoric strongholds. Built of timber palisades and girdled by a 1.3 mile circuit of ramparts, 60 …

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