Category: Earthworks

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall, known to the Romans as Vallum Hadriani, was a grand fortification stretching across the width of what is now Northern England. Constructed on the orders of Emperor Hadrian in AD 122, the wall was a symbol of Roman power and engineering prowess.

Earthwork 300m East of the Entrance to Swinton Castle

There is an earwork, approximately 300m east of the entrance to swinton castle. It is a small elongated hill, with three terraces on either side of it. It sit along in the landscape as such a feature, and the terraces seem impractactacle and redundant for crops in what is otherwise a flat landscape. It looks like a garden feature, a work of art, but it is outside of the castle grounds, and I have seen similarly carved hills elsewhere, far from stately grounds.

Hall Tower Hill and Wendel Hill – Barwick in Elmet

The massive earthworks at Barwick and the continuation of the same profile alongside the River Cock to Aberford and beyond point to it being a place of importance as a large hillfort of some 15 acres. There were several hillforts in northern Britain when it was inhabited by a Celtic tribe called the Brigantes.

Earthworks at the top of Holly Hill, Well

While details about these earthworks are not widely documented, the area is known for its rich archaeological significance. Holly Hill itself is a place of interest, with its Grade II listed status indicating its historical importance.

Carperby in Wensleydale

Carperby, nestled in the heart of Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, is a village steeped in history and archaeological significance.

Earthworks at Manor Grange Wensleydale

The Earthworks at Manor Grange in Wensleydale are a testament to the rich historical tapestry of the Yorkshire Dales.

Earthworks at Bolton Castle

The extensive earthworks to the west of Castle Bolton are largely a remarkable testament to medieval agricultural practices and landscape management.

Earthworks at Redmire

Redmire, a charming village nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, England, boasts a rich tapestry of history that is as picturesque as its serene landscapes.

Earthworks at Bellerby, Leyburn

Bellerby, a charming village nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, England, boasts a rich tapestry of history that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086, where it was recorded as “Belgebi” – a name derived from Old Norse, meaning “Berg’s farmstead or clearing.”

Earthworks at Walburn Hall Farm, Richmond

The Earthworks at Walburn Hall Farm in Richmond are a testament to the area’s rich historical tapestry, dating back to medieval times.

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