Tag: archaeology

Blog – Carvoran Roman Fort: Magnis: Magnae Carvetiorum: Banna?

  Carvoran, Northumberland. Scheduled Monument. Monument Listing – 1010991. OSGB – NY 66590 65785. Vindolanda Trust. Roman Army Museum.   Mentioned in both the Ravenna Cosmography and the Notitia Dignitatum, the fort guarded the intersection of the Stanegate and Maiden Way. It is situated… Continue Reading “Blog – Carvoran Roman Fort: Magnis: Magnae Carvetiorum: Banna?”

Deal Castle

    TR 35 SE 6 Scheduled Monument The castle is designed in a double clover-leaf design.     It’s main role was to defended part of the Kent coastline at a time when there was a Catholic threat from France and Spain. It… Continue Reading “Deal Castle”

Dalton Tower; Dalton Castle

    Dalton Castle/Peel Tower is located at Dalton in Furness, Cumbria. It sits in the west side of the town near the entrance to St Mary’s Church. It is a Grade I Listed Building and currently used as a museum. The structure comprises… Continue Reading “Dalton Tower; Dalton Castle”

Wroxeter; Urioconion; Viroconion; Cornoviorum; Caer Guricon.

  Located in Shropshire, this once bustling Roman town was the fourth largest in Roman Britannia, once covering around 63 ha, it was originally built as a fort which housed 500 troops and was a major site of importance being located on Watling Street,… Continue Reading “Wroxeter; Urioconion; Viroconion; Cornoviorum; Caer Guricon.”

The Shetland Islands

  There are about 15 islands which make up what is known today as the Shetland Islands. The old Norse name was Hjaltand, and it is not known what the original name was.   The islands were first inhabited by the hunter-gatherers of the… Continue Reading “The Shetland Islands”

Grimspound Bronze Age Enclosure

  Grimspound is an amazing Bronze Age settlement located on Dartmoor in Devon. It sits 450 m above sea level and covers an area of around 4 acres (16,000 sq. m). The site includes hut circles (round houses) surrounded by a low stone wall.… Continue Reading “Grimspound Bronze Age Enclosure”

Ludgate – London City Walls

Ludgate was one of the main thoroughfares into London, in fact the main one from the west of the country. In the past it was believed to have been built by the British King Lud, but this is rather controversial, and it is generally… Continue Reading “Ludgate – London City Walls”

Whitehawk Hill Camp, Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure.

  Whitehawk Hill Camp is a Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure near Brighton, on the chalk downs. It stands 121 m above sea level and measures 290 m x 213 m enclosing roughly 5 acres. It sits between two high points and overlooks Chactonbury Ring, Cissbury… Continue Reading “Whitehawk Hill Camp, Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure.”

Archaeology of Hillforts – Ramparts

  Ramparts – I used to love running up and down them as a child. My parents loved us doing it too. For us it was fun – for them it was a quiet afternoon whilst we slept, exhausted from all the exercise! These… Continue Reading “Archaeology of Hillforts – Ramparts”

South Mimms Castle

Plan of South Mimms Castle

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