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Excavations at Abbotsbury Castle

John Beavis

Excavations at Abbotsbury Castle

by John Beavis

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Published by Weymouth College of Education in Weymouth .
Written in English


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StatementJohn Beavis. : Interim report.
ContributionsWeymouth College of Education.
The Physical Object
Pagination[2p.] ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13866180M

Walking west along the ridge of the downs, you have a wide ranging view. Of particular interest is the panorama to the south where Chesil Beach dominates the scene. Continuing west the path crosses a lane (Grid ref. SY) to skirt the earthworks of Abbotsbury Castle. About Maiden Castle. The finest and one of the largest Iron Age hill forts in Europe. Take a picture tour of Maiden Castle or book a hotel or cottage near Maiden Castle. Please upload your photos of Maiden Castle or see below for towns & villages near Maiden Castle and a list of other nearby attractions to visit.

'Excavations at Abbotsbury Castle, Hill-Fort, ', Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Soci Interim note on excavations at Abbotsbury Castle . Abbotsbury Castle - Photo Detail. Location of Tudor coastal warning beacon, near Abbotsbury Castle. Back to: Abbotsbury Castle. Related: Abbotsbury Photo Gallery Abbotsbury Swannery Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens St Catherine's Chapel Chesil Bank and The Fleet.

The Ilchester Arms Hotel features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Abbotsbury. This 3-star inn offers luggage storage space. There is a terrace and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking.8/10(). Situated at a strategic point on the south coast of England, Portchester was an important defensive site from the Roman period onwards. This volume reports on extensive excavations at the site in the s and s, and describes Norman additions to the Roman defences, a 12th Century Augustinian priory, and a 16th century naval storehouse.5/5(2).


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Excavations within Edinburgh Castle (Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Monograph) Paperback – December 1, by S. Driscoll (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Author: S. Driscoll. It has been conjectured to be a Roman signal post, but there is no evidence [RCHM survey plan and sections].

(1) SY Excavations at the south west corner of Abbotsbury Castle Hill-fort proved that a Roman Signal Station was not present (). Heritage List Entry Summary for Abbotsbury Castle (Camp) Heritage List Entry Summary for Abbotsbury Castle (Camp) Excavation at the summit of the hill, Silbury tunnel excavation, Abbotsbury.

National Grid Reference: SY Summary. This volume reports and discusses the results of the excavations, building recording, documentary research, and the specialist finds and environmental analyses. The most substantial results relate to the late Saxon town and its rampart, and to the construction of the Norman motte and bailey castle and its defensive rampart and ditches.

Abbotsbury Castle: Photos, maps, personal memories and local books of Abbotsbury Castle Francis Frith The UK’s leading publisher of local photographs since   Abbotsbury Castle is a multivallate hillfort enclosing around acres (just under 2 hectares).

Roughly triangular in shape, the structure appears to display at least two phases of development – the initial single circuit of defences probably belongs to the Early Iron Age, with secondary defences probably dating. Subtropical gardens, a swannery and a fourteenth-century chapel add to the many charms of the picturesque village of Abbotsbury.

Older children able to cope with the rigours of the route will love exploring the rambling remains of the hillfort. The iron-age Hillfort known as Abbotsbury Castle was built on Wears Hill north-west of the village (OS map ref, 50 deg min N, 2 deg min W) lying five miles from the iron-age Hillfort of Eggardon (OS map ref, 50 deg 45 min N, 2 deg min W) and seven miles from Dorset’s most renowned Hillfort Maiden Castle (OS map ref, 50 deg The Strangways family built Abbotsbury Castle as a home overlooking Chesil Beach and started work on what would become the Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens ’s The Abbotsbury branch line railway to Weymouth opened; it was designed to ship iron ore and shale oil, but later turned to general use, including tourism.

This book is designed to help all those people coming into field archaeology. Hopefully it will be a useful guide to those arriving at a first class in field techniques, those arriving at a first field school in archaeology and then those working on a real excavation Missing: Abbotsbury Castle.

The largest iron age hillfort in Europe, Maiden Castle dominates the skyline and once protected hundreds of residents. Excavations have revealed occupation began more than 6, years ago. Have a climb, a walk and enjoy the superb views. Free entry and parking.

Excavations at South Cadbury Castle, Paperback – Import, by L Alcock (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, Import, "Please retry" — Author: L Alcock. Use the API for geographical book searches to find books set in a specific location or implement locally relevant book recommendations in your own projects.

Feedback to [email protected] Powered by users, the LibraryThing community, Open Library, GeoNames, Natural Earth and PostGIS. Old Sarum. Old Sarum is the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury in England. Located on a hill about 2 miles (3 km) north of modern Salisbury near the A road, the settlement appears in some of the earliest records in the country.

It is an English Heritage property and is. Iron Age hill fort situated on Wears Hill above the village. Believed to have been the work of the Durotriges, a Celtic tribe. Occupying 10 acres of land and overlooking the village of Abbotsbury in south west Dorset is Abbotsbury Castle, an Iron Age hill fort which commands spectacular views over the English Channel from its high chalk hill.

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These were found in an excavation of a ditch terminal next to the location of the main north western gate and Wheeler believed they may have been hanging from the gate structure itself as a trophy or warning to enemies.

"Excavations at Dryslwyn between and uncovered a masonry castle, founded in the late s by Rhys Gryg for his son Maredudd ap Rhys, the first Lord of Dryslwyn. The first castle was a simple round tower and polygonal walled enclosure, within which were constructed a kitchen, prison and wood-framed, clay-floored great chamber beside a 1/5(1).

Abbotsbury Swannery was the scene of an unusual episode in military history. During the Fleet was chosen to test the 'bouncing bomb' designed by Barnes Wallis. The bouncing bombs were dropped from a specially altered Wellington bomber into the shallow waters. Moving the Earth: The Workbook of Excavation, 2nd Edition [Nichols, Herbert L., Jr., Helen Schwagerman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Moving the Earth: The Workbook of Excavation, 2nd Edition4/5(4). Abbotsbury Castle. In the civil parish of Abbotsbury. In the historic county of Dorset. Modern Authority of Dorset. county of Dorset. Medieval County of Dorset. OS Map Grid Reference: SY Latitude ° Longitude ° Strangways, Abbotsbury has been described as a Artillery Fort although is doubtful that it was such.The first, defined as a ‘Pimpernestyle’ roundhouse (named after a Dorset site dug in the early s), has a ring ditch measuring between 10m and 15m in diameter, with an entrance generally facing south-east.

We have seen examples of such structures at Abbotsbury, Hod Hill, Pilsdon, Maiden Castle, and across the flatter areas of Hambledon : Kathryn Krakowka. Was This Camelot? Excavations at Cadbury Castle, - book.

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