Largest Iron Age monument at Skipsea Castle

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Largest Iron Age monument at Skipsea Castle

Postby Grahame Gardner » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:47 am

BBC News wrote:The largest Iron Age earthwork in Britain has been identified at the former site of a Norman castle.
The mound at Skipsea Castle in East Yorkshire is 278ft (85m) in diameter and 42ft (13m) high.
It was thought to be part of a Norman motte and bailey dating from 1086 but archaeological analysis of soil from its core showed it is 2,500 years old.
Dr Jim Leary, from the University of Reading, said: "We have a pristine, untouched, Iron Age monument".

Full report HERE.

Sounds like a good candidate for a dowsing trip?
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Re: Largest Iron Age monument at Skipsea Castle

Postby mike » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:30 pm

I think just to the north of the hill is where bronze workings existed perhaps tools or weapons ?
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