An Iron Age enclosure at Oldfield Hill, Meltham

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Statementby J. P. Toomey.
ContributionsThe Brigantian.
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LC ClassificationsGN780.22.G7 T66
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. :
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Open LibraryOL4608696M
ISBN 100905747003
LC Control Number77372163
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Iron Age Enclosure at Oldfield Hill, Meltham by An Iron Age enclosure at Oldfield Hill Patrick Toomey,available at Book Depository with free delivery : James Patrick Toomey. Iron Age Enclosure, Oldfield Hill, Meltham O.S. map of the site Situated on the eastern slopes of Oldfield Hill, approximately 1 mile west of Meltham, the site was initially thought to be that of a Roman encampment but is now known to have been an Iron Age enclosure initially surrounded by a wooden defensive palisade.

Listed and described by Challis and Harding as an Iron Age defensive D-shaped enclosure with stone box rampart and outer ditch." This monument is also scheduled as Historic England List IDwhich adds: "The monument includes a `D'-shaped late prehistoric enclosed settlement.

It is situated on Oldfield Hill, m west of Wentworth Farm. Pages in category ‘Books about Meltham’ An Iron Age Enclosure at Oldfield Hill, Meltham () by J.P. Toomey; P. The Parish Church of St. Bartholomew, Meltham: Ter-Centenary () S.

A Short History of Methodism in Meltham () compiled by Conrad Scott. The Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society (HDAS) was formed in The society's archive is housed at the University of Huddersfield's Heritage Quay.

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Publications. An Iron Age Enclosure at Oldfield Hill, Meltham () by J.P. Toomey; Cambodunum () by Bonwell Spence. Widely regarded as major visible field monuments of the Iron Age, hillforts are central to an understanding of later prehistoric communities in Britain and Europe from the later Bronze Age.

With such a range of variants represented, no single explanation of their function or social significance could satisfy all possible interpretations of their role. Roxby Iron Age Settlement and the Iron Age in North-East Yorkshire - Volume 51 Issue 1 - R.

Inman, D. Brown, R. Goddard, D. Spratt. West Nab & Wessenden Valley From Meltham, Huddersfield follow the field edge upwards, marked Bannister Edge on the map. Although easily missed, there are the remains of an Iron Age enclosure located in the field on your right.

Expansive views create a sense of isolation. [email protected] In the fields on either side of Wessenden Head Road, that rises out of the village of Meltham are two ancient earthworks.

On the left by Royd Edge (where flints have been found) is an irregular square enclosure that resistivity surveys suggest was probably Iron Age in date. On the right below Oldfield Hill is a sub-rectangular enclosure. Castle Hill, Almondbury, Excavation Committee: Report of the First Year's Excavations () by W.J.

Varley; Castle Hill, Almondbury: A Brief Guide to the Excavations () by W.J. Varley; H. Huddersfield in Roman Times () by Ian A. Richmond; I. An Iron Age Enclosure at Oldfield Hill, Meltham () by J.P. Toomey; P. This book is an important research tool for anyone who really wants to get to grips with iron age archaeology.

It has a vast scope explaining in detail, with examples, the huge variety of hillfort types, their construction methods and many different s: 3. Enclosure: OS Grid Reference – SE Getting Here From the crossroads at the centre of Meltham, near the church, take the Wessenden Head Road up out of town for about a mile.

Keep your eyes peeled to right Continue reading →. I wanted a book on British roundhouses to inform on our archaeological excavations of Iron Age features-particularly roundhouses. This book is informative and qwell reasearched. It normally retails at around £ but I managed to acquire this copy from AMERICA and only £ postage plus only marginally longer to deliver than Royal s: 2.

Widely regarded as major visible field monuments of the Iron Age, hillforts are central to an understanding of later prehistoric communities in Britain and Europe from the later Bronze Age.

With such a range of variants represented, no single explanation of their function or social significance could satisfy all possible interpretations of their role. The site is in fact of Iron Age origin and was probably in semi-permanent use for long periods between Spring and Autumn.

But the ‘Roman’ nature of the site was echoed a few years later, albeit briefly, in Mr Hughes’ History of Meltham (), where he told that “querns or hand-mills for grinding corn were found” at the site.

Settlements & Enclosures Archaeological sites which tend to be overlooked by some people are, surprisingly, the places in which our ancestors lived; and then when we do come across such remains they are looked upon as merely ‘domestic’ sites, i.e., that they serve much the same function as our modern houses do.

Appearing from the late Bronze Age and reaching their peak in the middle Iron Age, Dorset is particularly rich in such enclosures, with 35 – including the internationally famous sites of Badbury Rings, Hambledon Hill, Hod Hill, and Maiden Castle – having been recorded to-date.

Abraham, John Harris, Hidden Prehistory around the North West, Kindle Ahier, Philip, The Legends and Traditions of Huddersfield and District, Advertiser Press: Huddersfield Ahier, Philip, The Story of Castle Hill, Huddersfield, thoughout the Centuries, Advertiser Press: Huddersfield Allen, J.

Romilly, “The Prehistoric Rock Sculptures of Ilkley,” in Journal of the British. Oldfield Hill, Meltham, West Yorkshire Posted on Janu by megalithix Enclosure: OS Grid Reference – SE Getting Here From the crossroads at the centre of Meltham, near the church, take the Wessenden Head Road up out of town for about a mile.

The monument includes a slightly oval Iron Age enclosure and associated features situated m north west of North Farm on a gentle south facing slope of Overton Hill overlooking the River Kennet. Although the enclosure has been levelled by cultivation, it is visible at ground level as a soil mark when the fields are newly ploughed.

Shap Wells Iron Age/Romano British Settlement Ancient Village or Settlement in Cumbria at NY Oldfield Hill (Meltham) Ancient Village or Settlement in Yorkshire (West) at SE Dumpit Hill Enclosure Ancient Village or Settlement in. I have written a time travelling, historical fiction book called Martin Taylor in the Iron Age and published it for Kindle.

The book describes Iron Age life in a fun and exciting way, while staying accurate in terms of descriptions and Leicestershire's Iron Age chieftains. The book is in fact based on life inside Burrough Hill. Published on Berry Castle is a small Iron Age hilltop enclosure (formerly known as a hill fort) which is believed to be about years old.

Springfield style enclosure and Iron Age enclosures south of Hill House, Baker Street. is a Scheduled Monument in Orsett, Thurrock, England.

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See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building. Camp Hill, Kirklington Grid Reference: SK Site Type: Iron Age/Roman but uncertain date Site Date: at least 2nd Century Fieldwork Undertaken: Fieldwalking According to Simmons (Simmons), this is the most northerly of the five Nottinghamshire hillforts in the area.

The only portions of ditches remaining are in the small triangular wood on the hilltop. Hill Forts of the Iron Age in England and Wales: A Survey of the Surface Evidence by James Forde-Johnston () on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Hill Forts of the Iron Age in England and Wales: A Survey of the Surface Evidence by James Forde-Johnston ()Manufacturer: Liverpool University Press.

The Iron Age was a period in human history that started between B.C. and B.C., depending on the region, and followed the Stone Age and Bronze Age. Given its coverage of the history of iron and steel from its genesis to slow pre-industrial progress, revolutionary advances during the 19th century, magnification of 19th century advances during the past five generations, patterns of modern steel production, the ubiquitous uses of the material, potential substitutions, advances in relative Reviews: 6.

For ANT Origins of Old World Civilizations at Henderson Community College. Covering the Iron Age in the Near East. A second season of excavations at Britain’s biggest Iron Age hill-fort has uncovered remains of Roman weaponry, and the site of the first “ham stone” house.

The period of human history when the use of iron became widespread is called the Iron Age. In Britain it begins around BC and ends in AD 43 with the Ro.The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age division of the prehistory and protohistory of was preceded by the Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Chalcolithic) and the Bronze concept has been mostly applied to Europe and the Ancient Near East, and, by analogy, also to other parts of the Old World.

The duration of the Iron Age varies depending on the. On the left by Royd Edge (where flints have been found) is an irregular square enclosure that resistivity surveys suggest was probably Iron Age in date.

On the right below Oldfield Hill is a sub-rectangular enclosure. Here the same resistivity surveys didn’t quite find a conclusive use, but dated it to possible Iron Age or Romano-British (14).