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Live Moor, Whorlton, North Yorkshire

Live Moor – Whorlton – North Yorkshire Moors “Whorlton, Live Moor, (NZ 496012) A previously unrecorded promontory fort was identified by D. Smith on air photographs and later surveyed by him and G. W. Goodall. A single rampart with external ditch extends across the west-facing spur of Live Moor to enclose an area of approximately …

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Staple Howe, West Hesterton, North Yorkshire

Staple Howe – West Hesterton, North Yorkshire “This small farmstead was established on top of the small chalk hills on the northern edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. The chosen site was a good defensive position with a level oval shaped platform about 54.7m long and 12.2m wide. A timber stockade encircled the site which at …

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Sutton Common, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Sutton Common – Doncaster Sutton Common is an early Iron Age fort/enclosure site just north of Doncaster, A key feature of this “marsh fort” is that it seems to use the surrounding marsh land as part of its defence – a twist on the more common hill fort. A further point of interest is the …

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Thornborough Henges, North Yorkshire

Thornborough Ancient Monument Complex – North Yorkshire Page Under Development – come back for more info! A site that spans several thousands of years from the Stone Age to at least the Iron Age, the ancient people of the area built one of Britain’s largest ancient sites in Yorkshire, in what was to become the …

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Pickhill Mound, North Yorkshire

Pickhill, North Yorkshire. The hill is called Picts Hill. The vilage – Pickhill takes it’s name from this hill. Pickhill is in the Domesday book. On the 1st edition OS there is a long mound and a short mound marked in the field next door, as well as some “mound foundations” and an earthwork. None …

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Scorton Cursus, North Yorkshire

Scorton Cursus, North Yorkshire Scorton Cursus marked in blue on the 1850’2 OS 1st Edition map. The cursus was originally about 2.1km long and aligned SE-NW. Clustered round the monument were a number of ring ditches, one that was excavated had a single burial with a beaker. This would date the site as being in …

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Kirklington Tumulus, North Yorkshire

Kirklington Tumulus “Prehistoric vessels dug out of the mound at Stapely Hill, Kirklington, in 1903. Fragments of several pottery urns of the Bronze Age, C. 1,000 B.C., one containing cremated human bones” Description and photo’s from Kirklington Church. “SE 326828 S. White reports that a polished flint axe was found by Mrs J. Fothergill in …

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Catterick Henge, North Yorkshire

Catterick Henge – North Yorkshire Air photo showing location of the possible henge Analysis of air photography has revealed the almost complete plan of a feature. Thought to be a henge of similar nature to those elsewhere in the Swale-Ure valley. The bank of the earthwork was composed of river cobble and gravel dump construction. …

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Kirkhaugh, Cumbria

Kirkhaugh – Cumbria Barrow (NY 704494) 2 miles NNW of Alston. Finds in Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle. “This mound is 22ft. in diam. and about 3ft high. It has been built upon a natural knoll which makes the barrow look larger than it is. Excavation showed that the mound has an earthy core with a …

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Boltby Scar, North Yorkshire

Boltby Fort 1850’s OS map entry and the modern OS map for the area (right). “Willmot’s excavation of Boltby Fort yielded a large flat rimmed coarse sherd which Challis and Harding suggest can be dated to the first half of the first millenium B.C., by comparison with a similar sherd from Mam Tor, Derbyshire” The …

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