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WILLERSLEY HILL CAMP

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Iron Age bivallate hillfort; undated inhumations and other features located outside the enclosed area

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Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

A bowl barrow, part of a group on Handley Hill (see SU 01 NW 28 and associated records). Listed by RCHME as Wimborne St Giles 88 and by Grinsell as Handley 22, it lies at the point where the parish boundaries of Sixpenny Handley, Gussage All Saints and Wimborne St Giles meet. It was descri...

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Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Benedictine nunnery, founded before 1163, dissolved circa 1539, it was already partly ruinous in the 15th century. A stretch of wall in an outbuilding may be from the priory. Romano-British pottery.

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Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Medieval settlement, now deserted, around the site of the church and churchyard. It is also important, however, as a known settlement of late Anglo-Saxon date, probably associated with an early estate belonging to the Archbishop of York. Postholes of timber buildings from the 12th to the 1...

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Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Bronze Age bowl barrow situated on the parish boundary. It may be identified with the `Posses hlaewe bound mark of a charter 940. Excavations in 1966 located an inhumation which had a late 7th century satchel. Field investigations in 1974 found the barrow to be 30 metres in diameter and 0....

MAIDEN CASTLE

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Multi-phase site including the earthwork remains of a multi-phase multivallate Iron Age hillfort, which overlies a Neolithic causewayed enclosure. A Neolithic bank barrow, which post-dates the causewayed enclosure, is extant as an earthwork. A late Roman temple, uncovered by excavation, is...

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Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Probably the site of a medieval bell tower known from 13th to 16th century documentary sources. The tower may have been positioned to the south of the church of St Pancras on a mound in the south eastern part of the lay cemetery. Excavations in 1964 revealed the wall foundations of a timbe...

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Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Multi phase Iron Age hillfort. There are three main phases for the Iron Age occupation of the site, the Early Iron Age fort is defined by a single bank and ditch which enclosed the eastern summit of the hilltop. The fort was then extended to the west to enclose more than double the area of...

GROVELY CASTLE

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Univallate Iron Age hillfort with 3.2 metre high ramparts and 1.5 metre deep ditches. Iron Age inhumations were found in the ramparts. Entrances are present in the southwest and northeast. A circular enclosure was identified on aerial photographs in the hillfort interior.

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Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: Archaeology Data Service

Earthwork at Water End Farm, probably a medieval ringwork. Undated inhumations found in 19th century. Formerly regarded as a Roman amphitheatre and Danish signal station.