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Maiden Castle, Dorset

Wheeler, Mortimer Sir

Maiden Castle, Dorset

by Wheeler, Mortimer Sir

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Published by Society of Antiquaries in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby R. E. M. Wheeler.
SeriesReports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London -- No.12
The Physical Object
Pagination399p.
Number of Pages399
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18420441M

Approximately 20 spaces with access to the hillfort directly from the free car park. The access lane is too narrow for a coach. minibuses could be accommodated, however parking is not controlled. Damory service 1 to Maiden Castle Lane and then walk 1⁄2 mile. Alternatively First service 10 or. Recommended towns & villages near Maiden Castle Dorchester (86 Pictures). a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset ( miles, km, direction NE) Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex.

  Aerial views of Maiden Castle using a Phantom 2 V3 with Hero 3+ camera. Maiden Castle is an Iron Age hill fort, one of many fortified hill-top settlements constructed across Britain during the Iron Age, but one of only seven in the county of Cheshire in northern England. The hill fort was probably occupied from its construction in BC until the Roman conquest of Britain in the 1st century AD. At this time the Cornovii tribe are recorded to have occupied parts Architectural style: Iron Age hill fort.

Hotels near Maiden Castle: ( mi) Duchess of Cornwall Inn ( mi) The Gamekeeper Pub and B & B ( mi) Pump Cottage ( mi) Black Dog Inn ( mi) Yellowham Farmhouse; View all hotels near Maiden Castle on Tripadvisor/5(). Maiden Castle is a vast Iron Age hill fort in southern Dorset, the largest in is to be found a mile and a half southwest of Dorchester. Clear of trees, its great banks and ditches scored deep into the hill all around are an impressive testament to their age, and must have caused the Romans to pause when they set to attack it in the first century.


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John Cowper Powys () lived in the United States as well as his native England. The author of ten novels, including A Glastonbury Romance, Weymouth Sands, and Maiden Castle, as well as many works of criticism and philosophy, he was the son of a vicar and a descendant of the poets Donne and Cowper/5(9).

MAIDEN CASTLE, DORSET:Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London No. XII Wheeler, R. Published by Oxford University Press ()Book Edition: First Edition.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wheeler, Robert Eric Mortimer, Sir, Maiden castle, Dorset. Oxford, Printed at the University Press by J. Johnson for the Society of antiquaries,   The Department of Environment's official guide to Maiden Castle, the Dorset hillfort.

Maiden Castle Jim Potts. Writing about South Dorset, Dorchester and Maiden Castle, Martin Papworth in his book 'The Search for the Durotriges, Dorset and the West Country in the Late Iron Age', The History Press, states: "This study area contains some of the most exciting archaeological landscapes in the country'.

Maiden Castle can be easily accessible from the respective Dorset holiday cottages. This gigantic place is located in the Dorchester. It is one of the biggest Iron Age forts in the UK and the castle was built from the ruins of the Neolithic settlement.

From the period of the BC to 43 AD there were many people who lived in the castle. Maiden Castle in Dorset is one of the largest and most complex Iron Age hillforts in Europe - the size of 50 football pitches.

Its huge multiple ramparts, mostly built in the 1st century BC, once protected hundreds of residents. When it was first built, the gleaming white chalk ramparts would have towered over the surrounding landscape. Maiden Castle Dorset The spiral form is portrayed in British and Irish prehistoric ‘art’ from the Neolithic onward, and also formed an early decorative motive in Celtic Christian art, for example, in the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells of the 8th and 9th centuries.

John Cowper Powys () lived in the United States as well as his native England. The author of ten novels, including A Glastonbury Romance, Weymouth Sands, and Maiden Castle, as well as many works of criticism and philosophy, he was the son of a vicar and a descendant of the poets Donne and Cowper/5(4).

Day two in Dorset with a long sunny walk from the Iron Age Maiden Castle to the 19th century ‘kiss me’ Hardy Monument. Otto Chikan added a new photo — at Maiden Castle, Dorset. Otto Chikan added a new photo — at Maiden Castle, Dorset/5(40).

This is an account of the archaeological excavations of Maiden Castle, in Dorset, England. Included are descriptions of artefacts such as pottery and human remains, together with an account of the methodology used to unearth these.

Series: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London, XII: KeywordsCited by: With stunning views across the Jurassic Coast and West Dorset, this Iron Age hiilfort is well worth a visit.

Great for walks, picnics and kite flying. Maiden Castle Iron Age hillfort with outstanding views acoss the South Dorset Ridgeway ancient landsape Photo by Tony Gill. Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Landscapes for Life. Maiden Castle, Dorset. [Mortimer Wheeler] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Wheeler.

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In Dorset occupied throughout prehistoric times is Maiden Castle just outside Dorchester, the main town in Roman times.

The area subsequently became part of the West Saxon kingdom, and as Wessex it has been immortalized in the writings of Thomas Hardy. The largest and most famous pre-Roman fortress in Britain. The site is nearly acres in size, with banks as high as 80 feet enclosing a hill-top site of some 45 acres.

It was inhabited as early. Maiden Castle, Dorset by Wheeler, Sir Mortimer and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Black and white photograph by Bill Brandt, 'Maiden Castle, Dorset', gelatin silver print,printed later.

Museum Number PH Maiden Castle. Maiden Castle. Dorchester Dorset DT5 1AZ. Website. About. The finest and one of the largest Iron Age hill forts in Europe, with enormous earthworks and complicated entrances.

Its banks enclose an area the size of 50 football pitches, which would have been home to about families.

Dorset County Museum closed in October   The Maiden Castle in Dorset. This is the most famous iron-age fortress that was built in Britain. The site is classified as a castle, but physically, it is just a hilltop enclosure that is defended by very high banks and ditches. The castle occupies up to 47 acres and has banks that are up to 80 feet high.

The term maiden as used in the. Maiden Castle is in Dorset (on the south coast), England. It is one mile from Dorchester (photo below), off the A and there is a car park adjacent; it never closes and entry is free.

Maiden Hill is a favourite exercise point for locals and is about 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive from Dorchester, which is just north of Weymouth on the. by Ben Johnson Maiden Castle is the largest Iron Age hill fort in Europe and covers an area of 47 acres. ‘Maiden’ derives from the Celtic ‘Mai Dun’ which means ‘great hill’.

It is situated just 2 miles south of Dorchester in Dorset.Maiden Castle, Dorchester, Dorset. Maiden Castle, near Dorchester in Dorset, is the UK’s largest Iron Age fort and one of the largest ancient earth works in Europe. History.

The original hill fort dates from BC and covers an area equivalent to around 50 soccer pitches.For other places with the same name, see Maiden Castle.

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