Tag: Iron Age

Sep 28

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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Sep 28

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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Sep 27

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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Sep 27

Wincobank, South Yorkshire

Wincobank – Sheffield 1903 OS map of Wincobank Location Wincobank (W.R.), Hillfort (SK/378910) 2.5 miles NE of center of Sheffield. Finds in Sheffield Museum. Description “This is an oval fort with an internal area of 2.5 acres. A bank, ditch and counterscarp bank are continuous around it except on the N side where ditch and …

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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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Sep 27

Craig Phadrig, Inverness

Craig Phadrig – Vitrified Fort Region : Scottish Highlands District : Inverness Town or village : Inverness Grid Reference : NH 640 452 Period : 500 BC-AD 600 Craig Phadraig is a hilltop fort within a Forestry Commission plantation, 2.5km west of Inverness. It occupies a position with excelent views over the Beauly Firth. The …

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Sep 25

Castle Dykes, North Stainley

Castle Dykes – North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire This earthwork was partially excavated in 1870, these revealed the foundations for a Roman villa of obvious opulence. It’s final roman owners were beleived to have suffered a grisly death as the villa burnt around them. It is likely that future excavations will reveal that the villa …

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