Category Archive: North Yorkshire

Oct 24

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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Oct 01

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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Oct 01

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  

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

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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Oct 01

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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Oct 01

Kilgram Bridge, North Yorkshire

Kilgram Bridge Roman Paved Ford – North Yorkshire Introduction This research report provides information regarding the recent finding of a Roman paved ford at Kilgram, close to Masham in North Yorkshire. The ford is well preserved thanks to it being “protected” by it’s use as a foundation for the Norman bridge built directly over it. …

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Oct 01

Catterick Roman Fort, North Yorkshire

Catterick – North Yorkshire The Fort at Catterick. It has an unusual shape due to multiple fort plans being overlayed on it. Originally it was a Roman fort, but a settlement soon sprang up outside the fort, which soon dominated the fort, and Catterick became one of the most important ‘Small towns’ in the north …

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Oct 01

Eboracum, York, North Yorkshire

Eboracum Altar from Micklegate, York. “To the African, Italian and Gallic Mother Goddesses Marcus Minucius Audens, soldier of the 6th Legion Victrix and a pilot of the 6th Legion, willingly, gladly and deservedly fulfilled his vow”. Audens will have been responsible for guiding vessels up the Ouse to York. Image Gallery Upload your photo’s for …

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Oct 01

Fremington Hagg Cavalry Hoard, North Yorkshire

Fremington Hagg Roman Cavalry Hoard The Fremington hoard was found sometime prior to 1833 and the objects were presented to the Yorkshire museum, further items however, were later presented to the British Museum in 1880 and there has be conjecture as to if both collections were from the same, or different hoards. Both however are …

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