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Ash Hill Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Ash Holt Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Beacon Hill Barrow, Cleethorpes Round Barrow(s)
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Beacon Plantation Long Barrow
Boswell Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Bully Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Bully Hills Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Burgh On Bain Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Burgh Top 1&2 Round Barrow(s)
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Burgh Top 3 Round Barrow(s)
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Buslingthorpe Round Barrow(s)
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Butterbumps Barrow Cemetery Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Careby Camp Hillfort
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Cleatham Hall Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Deadmen's Graves Long Barrows Long Barrow
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Deeping St Nicholas Round Barrow(s)
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Donington on Bain Round Barrow(s)
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Dragonby Rocky Outcrop
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Fonaby Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Giant's Hills Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Grim's Mound Round Barrow(s)
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Hagworthingham Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Hatcliffe Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Hills Brough Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Hoe Hill Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Honington Camp Hillfort
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Howe Hill Round Barrow(s)
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King's Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Little Ponton Round Barrow(s)
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Luford Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Mill Hill Round Barrow(s)
Ring Holt Round Barrow(s)
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Round Hills Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Silk Willoughby Round Barrow(s)
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Spellow Hills Long Barrow
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Tathwell Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Twyford Forest Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork (Destroyed)
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West Ashby Henge Henge
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West Butterwick Henge
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Winceby Stone Natural Rock Feature
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Yarborough Camp Hillfort
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Anwick Drake Stones Natural Rock Feature
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Kell Well Sacred Well

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2,000 year old salting site found at Willow Tree Fen

BBC report on a dig at Willow Tree Fen, near Bourne in Lincolnshire.

Nice video and more details at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-15168543

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mascot Posted by mascot
5th October 2011ce

Metal detectorists trash Lincolnshire dig

It's immoral. It's criminal vandalism. What they've destroyed can never be replaced.

Spotted at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/6289762.stm
http://www.lindumheritage.co.uk/dig-diary-2007.htm
Posted by Robert Carr
12th July 2007ce
Edited 29th July 2007ce

Iron Age boat goes on display


A boat dating back to the Iron Age has gone on show at a Lincoln museum. The log boat, which has undergone four years of conservation work, is now on display at the city's new archaeological museum - The Collection... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
28th February 2006ce

Replica boat takes to water


http://www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=55&ArticleID=921180

The half life-size boat was paddled off down the Humber yesterday, crewed by members of Hull University Boat Club... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18th January 2005ce
Edited 18th January 2005ce

Another Bronze Age boat to take to the water


A half size replica of a Bronze Age boat that was found at North Ferriby will be sailed on the Humber as part of SeaBritain 2005, a celebration of our maritime heritage.

The original 16-metre boat wasn't a dug out but used sophisticated techniques and carpentry skills that are difficult to match today... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th December 2004ce
Edited 15th December 2004ce

Bronze Age Axe Head 'Too Heavy' Theory


A Bronze Age axe head unearthed in a Lincolnshire field is baffling archaeologists - because they think it is too heavy to use.

Made of stone, the axe head weighs 4.4lb and was produced some time between 2000BC and 1600BC. It was found when a walker stumbled across it last summer in a farmer's field near Scotter, north of Gainsborough... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
13th January 2004ce
Edited 13th January 2004ce

Discoveries around the Fosse Way


FOLLOWING THE FOSSE WAY - This Is Lincolnshire

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/displayNode... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th July 2003ce

Bronze Age sites in Hull at risk


From This Is Hull.co.uk

The rich abundance of Bronze Age archaeology near one of the city's poorest housing estates is at risk from controversial plans to build 105 homes... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd June 2003ce
Edited 23rd June 2003ce

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Cleatham Hall Farm (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Directions:
North of the village of Kirton in Lindsey – along the B1400.


We parked near the public footpath sign and I walked up the muddy track which skirts around a small lake. There is no public right of way to the Barrow but it can be seen on the opposite side of the lake from the water’s edge – a grass mound in a field.


E.H. state:
‘The barrow is 1.5m high and 45m in diameter. The barrow has twice been investigated by antiquarians. The first investigation (1867) found a layer of partially cremated bones and two urns in the centre of the mound. The second excavation (1911) found a layer of burnt earth’.
Posted by CARL
7th May 2014ce

Bully Hill (Round Barrow(s)) — Folklore

Orgarth Hill Farm is on the opposite side of the road to these barrows.
The Ghost of Orgarth Hill. - This hill, a few miles south of Louth, some 40 years ago was haunted by a man riding on a shag or shaggy horse, which suddenly appeared without any warning, and kept up with persons until they were terrified, but usually it appeared to people riding or driving, who did not notice the horse and its rider, until they looked to see what had terrified their horses, which stood trembling with fear, until they bolted down the hill.
From Lincolnshire Notes and Queries volume 2, page 272. The implication seems to be that this apparition might be connected with the shagfoal or tatterfoal, a kind of furry horsey supernatural cousin of the more widely known big black dogs like Shuck.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd January 2014ce

Winceby Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Folklore

The Stone used to lie in the field where the civil war Battle of Winceby took place. It's marked on a map of 1880 but then seems to disappear.
There was the large stone in Winceby field, where soldiers had sharpened their swords before the battle. This was a stone of fearful interest, for much treasure was supposed to have been buried under it. Numerous attempts have abeen made to get at this treasure, but they were always defeated by some accident or piece of bad luck. On the last occasion, by 'yokkin' several horses to chains fastened round the stone, they nearly succeeded in pulling it over, when, in his excitement, one of the men uttered an oath, and the devil instantly appeared, and stamped on it with his foot. 'Tha cheans all brok, tha osses fell, an' tha stoan went back t' its owd place solidder nur ivver; an' if ya doan't believe ya ma goa an' look fur yer sen, an' ya'll see tha divvill's fut mark like three kraws' claws, a-top o' tha stoan.' It was firmly believed that the lane was haunted, and that loud groans were often heard there. -- Notes and Queries, vol. ix., p. 466.

[The Big Stone at Slash Lane, near Winceby]This stone cannot be moved, at least all attempts have so far failed, especially on one occasion, when it was with much difficulty reared up by ropes pulled by men and dragged by horses, for on a man saying, 'Let God or devil come now, we have it,' the stone fell back, dragging over the men and horses who were hauling at the ropes, and something appeared standing on the stone, doubtless Samwell the Old Lad, that is the Devil, who had been so rashly defied. -- Lincolnshire Notes and Queries, vol. ii., p. 235.
Copied from 'County Folk-lore v.VII: Lincolnshire' collected by Mrs Gutch and Mabel Peacock (1908).

This article in 'Horncastle News' (10th April 2002) describes that the stone got buried for many years in the field, but that in 1970 Frank Scott and his colleagues on the farm finally moved it out of the way - it took heavy lifting gear though. "Me and my mate were in that hole as quick as we could and dug down as far and fast as possible but we never found any treasure, nor devils either. By the number of broken ploughshares all around, we thought it was quite likely the stone was cursed, by every farmer and farm hand involved no doubt."

The folklore is similar to many prehistoric stones in that it's connected to the battle, has treasure lurking under it, and is said to be immovable. It's even got supernatural marks on it from the devil. Pretty much a stoney folklore full house.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
22nd January 2014ce

Winceby Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Links

Rod Collins


Rod has a nice photo of the stone in its new roadside spot.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
22nd January 2014ce

Dragonby (Rocky Outcrop) — Folklore

In a field on Sawcliff Farm, in the parish of Roxby-cum-Kisby, North Lincolnshire, there is a deposit of uncommon character and singular beauty. It is particularly interesting to the lover of natural objects. Locally it is known as the "Sunken Church." An ancient tradition informs us that it was a church attached to one of the monasteries, and was buried by a landslip; or according to Abraham de la Pryme, the Yorkshire antiquary, who visited it in 1696 (Surtees Society, vol. liv.), the tradition is that the church sunk in the ground, with all the people in it, in the times of Popery.

[...] The stone curtain [..] consists of a mass of calcareous tufa deposited by a petrifying spring trickling out of the limestone rocks, as seen in the second illustration. It is a wall-like mass, some ninety feet or more in length, having a varying thickness from fifteen inches to two feet at the top, and a height above ground of nine feet at its highest point. From the higher end where it first leaves the ordinary slope of the hill, there is a gentle fall along the ridge until, about half-way down, a big step of about four feet occurs. Then the ridge continues to descend, until at the lower end it almost comes to the level of the ground again.

Undoubtedly the most striking feature about it is a groove two inches wide and one and a quarter inches deep, which runs along the ridge from end to end, and also continues down the step above mentioned. This groove is well shown in the first illustration.
The groove looks quite strange. I'm glad this curious bit of the landscape has survived in an area that's so full of quarries and mines. It's slightly remiss that dragons aren't mentioned at all in the article. But the idea of the 'sunken church' is one found elsewhere in stoney folklore (e.g. Sunkenkirk). The photos and exerpt are from an article in Science Gossip, v7 (1901) by Henry Preston.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
22nd January 2014ce

Dragonby (Rocky Outcrop) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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22nd January 2014ce

Bully Hills (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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17th February 2013ce

Twyford Forest (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Miscellaneous

Small Late Iron Age settlement enclosure, destroyed in the 1940s during construction of an airfield runway. Still shown on the 1949 "Provisional" edition of the OS 1:25000 map.

From Pastscape:

An irregular, almost D-shaped enclosure, defined by a single bank and ditch was excavated by W F Grimes in 1942-3. (Sited at SK 9443 2295). The area enclosed was about 240 feet by 210 feet and had a simple entrance in the middle of the straight, western side.

Round huts, defined by drip-water gullies, some of which intersected indicating successive occupations, were found. There were also other gullies, pits and walls representing storage arrangements and a smelting site. The pottery was predominantly Belgic in type with a little Roman material including fragments of a glass bottle and a bronze brooch. The whole suggests an occupation of mid-lst century AD. Finds to be placed in Grantham Museum.

Site obliterated by construction of airfield runways.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th January 2012ce

Little Ponton (Round Barrow(s)) — Miscellaneous

English Heritage description of large bowl barrow:

The monument includes the earthwork and buried remains of a bowl barrow located 80m above sea level on the western slope of the valley of the River Witham. It is prominently situated on the crest of the slope, immediately to the south of the northern field boundary hedge, some 150m east of the Great North Road. The grassy mound has a rounded summit and gently sloping sides, and shows no sign of any disturbance. It is c.50m in diameter and stands to a height of approximately 2m above the surrounding pasture. Material for the construction of the mound would have been quarried from an encircling ditch. This ditch is no longer visible but is thought to survive buried beneath the present ground surface.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th January 2012ce
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