Danes Dyke is a bank and ditch earthwork 'wall' which cut off Flamborough peninsula from the mainland. Despite the name, the Dyke has nothing to do with the Danes! The exact date of construction is uncertain; some sources put it squarely in the Iron Age (pre-Roman) while others suggest similarities to post-Roman earthworks. and was intended as a defensive structure to protect headland settlements. B1255,
Duggleby Howe is a circular round barrow, one of the largest such monuments in England. Artefacts recovered during excavations of the Howe suggest that it was built in the late Neolithic period, but no definitive date has yet been determined. The base of the barrow measures 120 feet in diameter, rising to a level area some 47 feet across. The height is 22 feet at the east and it slopes down to 18 feet at the east. B1253,
It is rather mystifying that the Rudston Monolith is not better known; this stunning slender pillar is the tallest standing stone in Britain. The Monolith is set in the ground at the north-east corner of Rudston's parish church.
Extensive earthwork remains of a 1st-century Iron Age fort established by the Brigantes tribe. The site was not purely defensive but was used as a trading centre and administrative capital for the Brigantes. Excavations have found Brigantian and Samian pottery, as well as Iron Age weapons, and a skull. Forcett,
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It was followed in 1643 by the Solemn League and Covenant
This Day in British History
26 September, 672
Synod of Hertford
The Synod of Hertford was a church gathering that proclaimed the supremacy of the see of Canterbury in the English church. The Archbishop of Canterbury was given the power to divide dioceses and to create new bishops.
The second surviving son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, he ruled only 3 years before being deposed
The face of this charming 45-room country hotel is an interesting composition of Tudor Rectory, Elizabethan Coaching Inn and Georgian House, creating a veritable maze of lounges for guests to enjoy. The newly awarded two rosette Rutland Restaurants offers three sumptuous menus for dinner including our daily changing house menu, … more >>
Monk Fryston Hall is a stately and picturesque mansion situated in the small village of Monk Fryston deep within the Vale of York. Dating back to the 1500s the hall and its grounds evoke a colourful history. Today Monk Fryston hall is a grand hotel offering guests tranquillity charm and … more >>