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Newton Kyme Henge

in Brigantia, Henge, Neolithic

Newton Kyme hosts the site for what was once a 200m henge of the Thornborough variety.

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Elslack Roman Fort

in Brigantia, Fort, Roman

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Bainbridge Roman Fort

in Fort, Roman

Particularly of note is the multiple defense ditches to the west, the extension of the entire fort to the east and the well defined entranceway to the south (other entrances are available)But the real stunner is the 2 interior shots: firstly the interior of the classic fort itself where we have a road coming in from the south entrance and going north, surrounded by at least 5 buildings, all with wall lines clearly defined.

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Bainbridge Camp – Hill Fort

in Hill Fort, Iron Age

The subject of much speculation and, frankly, little fact this looks like a classic hill fort to us, check out the below elevation map of the area with the hillfort showing up beautifully. We have also included elevation profiles so you, dear readers, can appreciate the classic hill top location: note how from all directions the hillfort perches nicely on the top of the highest point: visible from all directions and can see in all directions. A classic see & be seen location, achieving the twin aims of defence and impressing visitors.

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Whitley Castle Roman Fort

in Brigantia, Fort, Roman

Those of you who are fans of Bernard Cornwell will know Whitley castle from his latest book: those of you who know their Roman stuff will know it as Epiacum Fort: and those who really know their stuff will know it’s the most complex set of defenses in the Roman world

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Sinderby Henge

in Henge, Neolithic

Although all the existing literature assures us that the Great Henge Alignments of North Yorkshire are now covered by – The Langthorpe Earthwork, Cana Barn Henge, Nunwick Henge and Hutton Moor, finishing with the astounding triple Henge alignment at Thornborough, this may not necessarily be the case.

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Woden Law Hill Fort

in Hill Fort, Iron Age

Wodens Law is actually the name of the great mountain that the Hill Fort is perched upon. Ok, so its not a mountain being a mere 500m high, but in this wild and desolate landscape it looks a lot more.The facts of the fort are impressive: there are multiple levels of ditch and bank defences surrounding the peak. There are considered to be three phases of occupation: firstly, a wall enclosed a substantial occupation area, this dated to the first century AD.

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Hardnott Roman Fort

in Brigantia, Fort

Hardknott Roman Fort, laying strewn like a discarded child’s toy on the high mountain side, impossibly canted to the east and perched precariously on a rugged cliff edge.Known to its builders as Mediobogdum, the fortress is square, as opposed to the usual rectangular shape. It is 115m to a side, and we have the traditional four gates. These are even today over head height.

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Castle Dykes Henge, Thoralby – North Yorkshire

in Henge, Neolithic

Castle dykes it is a small class one henge, only 90m across, perched on the high ground up in the North Yorkshire dales.

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Malham Roman Camp, North Yorkshire

in Marching Camp, Roman

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