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A Prehistoric A-Z: British Camp – more than meets the eye.

From a distance, British Camp is just one of many peaks comprising the Malvern Hills and tends to go unnoticed amongst the others. Closer up it becomes clear that it’s a monument to be reckoned with, a series of two thousand year old ramparts surmounted by a Norman motte and commanding extraordinary views to Wales […]

A Prehistoric A-Z: The Coldrum Stones

We visited the Coldrum Stones previously, about 3.5 years years ago, so it’s time for a revisit as part of our occasional A-Z series. The best preserved of the Medway Megaliths, Coldrum is a Neolithic Longbarrow, one of several in this part of the country. Recent radiocarbon dating of at least 16 individuals buried within the […]

A Prehistoric A-Z: Castlerigg

by Katharine Range Castlerigg Stone Circle, near Keswick in Cumbria, is one of the most beautiful stone circles in Britain. It stands on a superb natural plateau commanding a panoramic 360 degree view over the surrounding fells. The slightly oval-shaped ring is among the earliest raised in Britain; about 3000 BC during the Neolithic period. […]

A Prehistoric A-Z: Billingborough Fen, Lincolnshire

by Katharine Range A Google search among the interwebs won’t yield much on this site (trust me), and truth be told, there is barely anything to see at the site. You may wonder why I even bothered. Well. I think that even sites like these, that are difficult to access and difficult to discern, are […]

A Prehistoric A-Z: Bleasdale Circle

The latest in our A-Z series once again comes from Katherine Range, with our thanks.  Bleasdale Circle, located near the small village of Bleasdale in North Lancashire, is an early Bronze Age (2200-1700 B.C.) timber henge. It is, no doubt intentionally, located in the center of Edmarsh, a peat moss area which is situated between […]

A Prehistoric A-Z: Arbor Low

In the latest installment of our series looking at ancient monuments around the UK, Katherine (Cait) Range takes us to the wilds of the Peak District, Derbyshire, to look at the enigmatic site of Arbor Low.  Arbor Low Arbor Low, near Bakewell in Derbyshire, is often referred to as the “Stonehenge of the North”, and like […]

A Prehistoric A-Z: Adam’s Grave

Welcome to our occasional series, looking through an A-Z of ancient sites in the UK. Some will be well-known, others much less so, but we hope that each site featured will show an aspect of our ancient heritage that inspires people to get out and visit. Katherine (Cait) Range has once again provided us with an interesting […]

A Prehistoric A-Z: An Apron Full of Stones

Welcome to the first in an occasional series, looking through an A-Z of ancient sites in the UK. Some will be well-known, others much less so, but we hope that each site featured will show an aspect of our ancient heritage that inspires people to get out and visit. This first article has been submitted by a […]

Meet the Antiquarists: Chris Brooks

Introducing Chris Brooks, otherwise known as ‘Scubi’. Chris has been a stalwart supporter of Heritage Action and the Journal since its earliest days. He famously documented his travels to the far north in our 2011 series “Scubi’s Scottish Adventure”.   Here are his answers to our questions: * What is/was your day job? I am […]

2014 Review of the Year, Part the Last

by Alan S Our Review of the Heritage Journal Year concludes with a look at some of our stories from the final part of the year. September We continued our campaign of highlighting scheduling discrepancies in Wales, starting with Traeth Bach, then Mynydd Illtyd,  before returning to Bancbryn once again. Some better news from Wales involved […]