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Ancient Monuments

This site aims to list every scheduled monument in the British Isles. Each monument page includes the geographic location of the monument and, where possible, Google and OS maps of the location. Where available, the official monument description is also shown.

As well as the official data, we also have user-contributed notes and photos. Over time, this is expected to build to a comprehensive user-contributed database of Britian's ancient monuments.

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Ayton Banks Alum Works Great Ayton North Yorkshire

The Alum works were short lived only lasting seven years from 1765 to 1771 . Ironstone Mining also occurred in this area from 1909 to 1929 and is indicated on the OS map as Ayton Banks Mines (disused)

John D Hunter, 14 June 2015

York Prebendary Manor Moated Site, 300m North West of Hawthorn Farm Riccall North Yorkshire

Mike Salter (The Castles and Tower Houses of Yorkshire) describes the north west projection rising as high as the second storey where it contains a room with a ribbed vault of brick AND the south east corner's square stair turret which turns octagonal higher up and ends with a corbelled-out [...]

Susan Jeffreys, 12 June 2015

Duntulm Castle Highland Highland

In need of TLC. Gate is chained shut with notice saying site is unsafe. Some walls remain. Picturesque location on a rocky promontory above the sea.

Gordon Thomason, 8 June 2015

Garafad, chambered cairn 100m W of Cadha Riach Highland Highland

Very little to see. A small number of stones set in close cropped grass.

Gordon Thomason, 8 June 2015

Fosterdown or Pilgrim Fort: a London Mobilisation Centre Caterham Valley Surrey

I think it must have been 1952 or 3 when we spent a week at the Fort. We were from Birchanger Road Primary school and from memory I think i was 10 and a half. I don't think we had any rain; each day we started with a good breakfast [...]

David Morrison, 8 June 2015

Warren Hall Moated Site Sykehouse South Yorkshire

This site has been destroyed and is now a commercial venture for fishing.

Susan Jeffreys, 31 May 2015

Holmbush Mine: Windsor Lane Rotative Engine House with Adjacent Boiler House, Loadings and Platform Stokeclimsland Cornwall

Hi. FYI I don't expect you to publish this, however, I think you should know the following. The site is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. Which in effect means Prince Charles owns the Enginehouse. Considering Prince Charles' eagerness to preserve our heritage, it is disgraceful that an ancient monument, that he [...]

Robert Emmett, 16 May 2015

Clochanshiels, cairns, houses and field systems 500m ESE of Aberdeenshire Aberdeenshire

Like Tina, I have a 7x g-grandfather who lived at Clochanshiels (aka Clachansheels). He was Alexander Reeth (Reith), and 3 of his children were born there - daughter Christian in 1731, daughter Margaret in 1733 and my 6xg-grandfather William Reith on 9th June 1735, all baptised at Fetteresso. Maybe we [...]

June, 16 May 2015

Carew Cross Carew Pembrokeshire

Information plaque: The Cross consists of a combined wheel-head and neck fastened by a tenon on a tall splayed shaft. It is largest and well preserved. The inscription reads -MARGIT/ EUT RE/ X ETG FILIUS-. Translation: King Margiteut son of Etguin. Maredudd ap Edwin was joint ruler of the kingdom [...]

Andrew H Jackson, 16 May 2015

The Tower Angle Pembrokeshire

The Tower House gets its name from its medieval tower construction more commonly found in Ireland and Scotland. It is thought that the Tower House was built in the late C14 or early C15 by the Shirburn family. Remains of further buildings have been found behind the existing farm buildings. [...]

Andrew H Jackson, 16 May 2015

Angle Castle Angle Pembrokeshire

This late medieval building has been described at various times as a nunnery, a fortified house and an alms house. It was a high status building, with the living quarters at first floor level. The building has undergone various phases of alteration since the medieval period-. (Angle Heritage Group 2008).

Andrew H Jackson, 16 May 2015

Frampton Roman villa Frampton Dorset

We looked very hard for this Villa and found nothing. None of the locals we asked in Frampton knew of its existence!

Jon Grant, 15 May 2015

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