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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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Hutton Moor Henge, North Yorkshire

  Hutton Moor Henge, North Yorkshire. Hutton Moor Henge, Photo by Ray Selkirk  

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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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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Roman Rig Defensive Dyke, South Yorkshire

Roman Rig The Roman Rig is a defensive dyke built to defend against attack from the south. It runs from Sheffield, past Templeborough and carries on almost to Doncaster. If this is a Brigantian dyke it would certainly add weight to Websters definition of the Roman border in the period. Diagram of Roman Rig (based …

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Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire

Uffington White Horse – Uffington, Oxfordshire. The white horse at Uffington dates to around 1000BC and sits amongst lofty company, close to Uffington Castle Iron Age Hill Fort and also to Waylands Smithy, a Bronze Age passage grave. The horse was dated to between 1400 – 600 BC by the Oxford University Reasearch Unit in …

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Kilgram Bridge, 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. Due to this, it is one of the …

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Housesteads, Northumberland

Images from Housesteads

Greta Bridge Roman Fort, County Durham

Southern rampart ditches. Southern Rampart ditches. Earthwork outside of the main fort are by the river Greta. “The position at Greta Bridge presents many points of similarity with Bowes, but the rectangular area inclosed is 3 acres, and the earthworks are more perfect, espacially on the south, where there is a fine double vallum and …

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Catterick Roman Fort, 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 of Britain. In 1959 …

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