Category Archive: Derbyshire

Oct 01

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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Oct 01

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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Sep 29

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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Sep 28

Carl Wark, Peak District, Derbyshire

Carl Wark Hill Fort Carl Wark is an excellent example of an escarpment hill fort. Was this atmospheric hill fort inhabited in the Iron Age? Carl Wark Fort plan (Hogg), and photograph This is a hill fort of unproven origin, best thought to be Iron or Dark age in date. Bronze age artifacts are also …

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Sep 28

Mam Tor, Peak District, Derbyshire

Mam Tor – Dark Peak, Derbyshire   Mam Tor, seen from the east. Plan of Mam Tor “despite is unusually high position, this fort contains traces of a number of huts, and on investigation these have yielded plentiful pottery, as well as charcoal giving a surprisingly early radio carbon date. The defense is single dump …

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