Category Archive: West Yorkshire

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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Sep 28

Barwick in Elmet, West Yorkshire

Hall Tower Hill and Wendel Hill – Barwick in Elmet Air photo (W Yorks Metropolitan CC) and 1908 OS map entry for Barwick in Elmet, the later Bailey tower can be clearly seen, the larger enclosure of the earlier Iron age fort can be seen. Description “The scale and function of the earthworks, which may …

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Sep 27

Almondbury, West Yorkshire

The Day Castle Hill Burned Down Why was the Iron Age hill fort razed to the ground and abandoned? View of Castle Hill, Almondbury, as it looks today with the Victorian tower on the top. Also Varley plan of Almondbury. Underneath these medieval earthworks is a series of earlier defenses which dates back to the …

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