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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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Llanquian Castle Cowbridge with Llanblethian Glamorgan

From "Burke's Landed Gentry, 1853"' After the Norman invasion of England, Robert Fitzhamon came into Glamorgan. He was accompanied by Robert de Wintona, or Wincestria, who became Lord of the manor of Llanquian, near Cowbridge, and built a castle there, the remains of which can still be seen; the valley underneath [...]

Ken Wilkins, 16 September 2016

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

I fondly recall a week at Pilgrim's Fort with a group from Elmwood School, Broad Green, Croydon. It must have been about 1954. Most memorable are the concrete bases for the tents and the excellent bread pudding.

Gordon, 13 September 2016

Round Barrow 400m South East of Hill Fort Windypit Boltby North Yorkshire

Don't think this one exists or if it does its not visible . OS map only shows two tumuli in the northern part of this field one at SE 50976 85366 and the other at SE 51027 85301 both of which are visible from the right of way which [...]

John D Hunter, 20 August 2016

Lady Portsmouth's Column (Obelisk), Audley End Saffron Walden Essex

Lady Portsmouth's Column, a late 18th century commemorative column situated within Audley Park , is situated north-east of Audley End House. Robert Adam designed the column in 1763 for Sir John Griffin Griffin but it was not erected until 1774. It is 17 metres high and comprises a limestone Tuscan [...]

Richard Whiting, 18 August 2016

Lime Kiln Hill Quarry Cave Mells Somerset

This in Lime Kiln Hill Quarry, on Lime Kiln Hill in Mells village. It is not a part of Whatley Quarry, I thought that it was still there, but does the conservation still exist if it is?

j bissex, 11 August 2016

Medieval Settlement of Widford Immediately East of Manor Farm Swinbrook and Widford Oxfordshire

Little remains of the village except the tiny 13th-century St Oswald's Church. The settlement of Widford's name is from the old English 'withig ford' meaning 'the ford by the willows', it was then part of Wychwood Forest, an area of wasteland which in 1809 comprised some 6720 acres. [...]

Karen Lee, 1 August 2016

Achallader Castle & burial ground Argyll and Bute Argyll and Bute

Most of my research confirms that Achallader Tower (castle0 was originally built by Angus Mac-an-Leister (Fletcher)and it was later added to by Sir Duncan Campbell after the Campbells acquired it through an act of treachery in 1587.

Toni Kelly Fleeton, 30 July 2016

Achallader Castle & burial ground Argyll and Bute Argyll and Bute

i visited Achallader Castle ruins in September 2015. The graveyard is indeed still there beside the shed that sits beside the castle ruins. It is surrounded by a rock wall on all sides and you can enter via a gate. Most of the headstones are still visible, though hard to [...]

Toni Kelly Fleeton, 30 July 2016

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

I spent the week 30th April - 7th May, 1966 there with Ashburton Junior School. Although I'm now 61 the memories are still very strong. In fact I still consider it the best week of my life (sad, I know). Who could forget the tents on concrete, [...]

Chris Andrews, 8 July 2016

Round Barrow 600m South West of Hob on the Hill Commondale North Yorkshire

There is nothing visible to my untrained eye that there is /was a round cairn in this location

John D Hunter, 29 June 2016

Bradwell Castle Mound: a Motte and Bailey Castle 80m North East of St. Lawrence's Church. Bradwell Buckinghamshire

From the information Board in the Wild Garden BRADWELL CASTLE MOUND: A MOTTE AND BAILEY CASTLE Our Motte is 80m north east of St Lawrences Church and was probably built during the reign of King Stephen(who came to the throne after the death of Henry 1 in 1135). Motte castles are medieval fortifications [...]

carolynn langley, 27 June 2016

Beattock Hill, fort Dumfries and Galloway Dumfries and Galloway

I find this a fascinating site. The location provides great views all around the Moffat hills and down Annandale. The shape of the fort is well defined and despite centuries of agriculture and even the use of the hills for military training in WW2,it remains a hillfort. Frustratingly I cannot [...]

Don gillespie, 22 June 2016


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